An argument about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem turned violent on Thanksgiving when a father shot his 21-year-old son.
According to Raleigh TV station WNCN, an argument between a 21-year-old Cary man and an older brother about anthem protests turned violent. Jorge Luis Valencia Lamadrid, 51, asked the victim to leave. When he refused, Lamadrid grabbed a shotgun.
The dispute escalated, with patio furniture being thrown. The victim, who had reportedly been drinking heavily, left, then returned to argue with his father. At that point, the victim threw a water bottle, hitting his father in the face, and allegedly caused him to fire the shotgun.
The victim, who was not named, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries to his hand and leg.
Police charged Lamadrid with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. According to WNCN, he was released on bond.