NewsNational News


Argument over national anthem protests sparks North Carolina family Thanksgiving shooting

Posted at 11:11 AM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 12:26:09-05

An argument over athletes protesting the National Anthem sparked a family argument in Cary, N.C., where a 51-year-old man shot his son.

Jorge Luis Valencia Lamadrid has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, according to Wake County arrest records. His son, Esteban Valencia, 21, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening to his leg and hand.

Police say alcohol was involved.

According to the warrant obtained by Raleigh, N.C. TV station WNCN, witnesses told police the victim had been drinking heavily throughout Thanksgiving Day. That preceded a physical and verbal confrontation that led to the shooting.

Lamadrid said his family had just sat down for their Thanksgiving dinner when two of his sons got into a heated argument about athletes taking a knee during the national anthem, warrants show.

Lamadrid is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in connection with the shooting.

Lamadrid was arrested and later bonded out of jail, according to arrest records.

Kind of makes your own family’s holiday disagreements seem tame in comparison, doesn’t it?