Father shoots son after argument about NFL players kneeling for anthem

Father shoots son after argument about NFL players kneeling for anthem

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.