His attorney, Lewis Romero, said the father and son were in a struggle that got out of hand. Neither wanted to hurt the other and no one used deadly force, Romero said.
"Noah had a legal right to self-defense after being assaulted by his father, whom he loved," Romero said. "How much should a child who is now a man take? This just happened to be the day where Noah said, 'I am not going to take this anymore.'"
Immediate family and several of Timothy Loock's friends and co-workers wrote letters on Noah's behalf. And while Deputy Dist. Atty. Rusty Moore called the outcome a "fair resolution," one family member said it amounted to little more than a slap on the wrist.
Noah Loock had faced one felony count of involuntary manslaughter.
"Am I happy with it? Yes and no," said Kathy Loock, Timothy's sister. "I would have liked to see a harsher penalty. I have seen people get jail terms for less serious crimes. However, at least now Noah will be forced to face some consequences for the events of Nov. 29, ."
The incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. when police responded to a reported fight between father and son at their home in the 1800 block of North Avon Street.
Timothy Loock, 48, was rendered unconscious after the altercation and taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Investigators said the pair had gotten into a argument after Noah Loock, then 18, took a family car against his father's wishes. Timothy Loock ended the argument when he literally kicked his son out the front door of the house, according to testimony at a preliminary hearing.