A North Carolina man allegedly shot his son on Thanksgiving after an argument broke out over NFL players kneeling in protest during the national anthem. 

CBS 17, a local affiliate in North Carolina, reported on Tuesday that Jorge Luis Valencia Lamadrid, 51, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. 


According to search warrants obtained by the news outlet, the person Lamadrid is charged with shooting was his 21-year-old son. 

The TV station says the shooting occurred after two of Lamadrid's sons engaged in a heated debate over players who have taken a knee during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to protest racial injustice and police brutality. 

Witnesses told police that the victim had been drinking heavily before the confrontation took place. 

The shooting victim had become confrontational with his older brother during the dispute. At that point, Lamadrid had asked the 21-year-old son to leave, CBS News reported. 

But the debate soon after turned physical between Lamadrid's sons. Lamadrid reportedly told police that he retrieved his shotgun after realizing that he was not strong enough to intervene. 

Warrants show that his 21-year-old son left the house and walked into the backyard after seeing his father's firearm. 

CBS reports that the victim later returned to the house and continued to argue with his dad, leading Lamadrid to put his son's bags on the porch. 

His other son, who was in the dispute with the victim, then threw those bags off the porch. 

Warrants show that the victim then began throwing patio furniture in the backyard. He also threw a water bottle at Lamadrid, which Lamadrid said caused him to squeeze the trigger of his shotgun. 

CBS reports that the victim was hit in the hand and leg, and the injuries were not life threatening.

Lamadrid has been bonded out of jail since being arrested, according to CBS.