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Father shoots his son for saying he knows English and Spanish better than him

By Mason White 12:04 PM July 20, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A father was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly shooting his own son for saying that he knows English and Spanish better than him, police in New Mexico said.

Espanola police said that they have arrested 51-year-old Robert Chavez on Friday, after being accused of shooting his son during an alcohol-fueled fight.

According to the police investigation, the argument began when the suspect’s 23-year-old son said that his English and Spanish is better.

After the discussion became heated, Chavez went to his room to get his gun. He then shot his son in the right shoulder.

Chavez is also accused of throwing a cellphone at his son’s face. The victim was taken to the Presbyterian Espanola Hospital, where he was treated for his injury and released.

Chavez was arrested and charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon.