Argument over NFL anthem protests leads to father shooting son on Thanksgiving

A North Carolina man was arrested after shooting his son on Thanksgiving after an argument broke out about the NFL anthem protests, according to CBS 17.

Jorge Luis Valencia Lamadrid, 51, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after shooting his 21-year-old son in the hand and leg after a family argument escalated. The incident occurred as the family was sitting down to have Thanksgiving dinner.

Lamadrid’s 21-year-old son reportedly got into a fight with his older brother concerning the anthem protests. Witnesses told police the victim had been drinking heavily throughout the day. Lamadrid asked the 21-year-old to leave the house. He did not, and the fight between the two brothers became physical.

At that point, Lamadrid attempted to break up the fight. When he realized he couldn’t do that, Lamadrid got his shotgun.

The argument continued to progress, according to CBS 17. Different family members were asked to leave and patio furniture was thrown.

Eventually, that led to the 21-year-old son throwing a water bottle at Lamadrid. The water bottle hit Lamadrid in the face, causing him to squeeze the trigger on his shotgun, he told police.

Lamadrid’s son was treated for non-life threatening injuries at the hospital. Lamadrid was arrested and bonded out of jail.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest racial injustice and inequality. Kaepernick was joined by other players, some of who continue to protest today. Kaepernick was not signed by a team after he became a free agent following the 2016 season.

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Sep 12, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; A San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (not pictured) fan holds a sign after the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium. The 49ers won 28-0. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
At the start of the game protestors take a knee in support of the movement started by NFL player Colin Kaepernick, outside Lincoln Financial Field, in South Philadelphia, PA, on September 24, 2017. Similar protest are staged around the nation after US President Donald Trump named Kaepernick a Son of A Bitch at a recent rally. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
At the start of the game protestors take a knee in support of the movement started by NFL player Colin Kaepernick, outside Lincoln Financial Field, in South Philadelphia, PA, on September 24, 2017. Similar protest are staged around the nation after US President Donald Trump named Kaepernick a Son of A Bitch at a recent rally. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, USA - SEPTEMBER 10: Protesters stage a rally against the National Football League (NFL), supporting Colin Kaepernick, outside the Soldier Field stadium in Chicago, United States on September 10, 2017. (Photo by Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - AUGUST 23 : People participate in a rally against the National Football League (NFL), supporting Colin Kaepernick in Manhattan borough of New York, United States on August 23, 2017. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
01 September 2016: A fan supports San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the NFL preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers signs autographs for fans after a 31-21 win over the San Diego Chargers during a preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium on September 1, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers signs autographs for fans after a 31-21 win over the San Diego Chargers during a preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium on September 1, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 04: A fan dressed up as Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers watches from the seats during the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 4, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the 49ers 26-6. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers interacts with fans before the game against the Buffalo Bills on October 16, 2016 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats San Francisco 45-16. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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