A birthday party in central Florida ended in gunfire when drunken family members began arguing over politics and Puerto Rico.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a 17-year-old girl was transported to a local hospital Saturday night after she was shot in the knee by a stray bullet fired by her stepdad.
Jose Amaro, 41, of Deltona, was fighting with his brother-in-law just before 10 p.m. when witnesses told deputies that he went to get a handgun.
All parties involved had been drinking and appeared intoxicated when they began arguing “about politics, Trump and the situation in Puerto Rico,” according to a sheriff’s office news release.
While family members were trying to restrain Amaro, he fired one shot into the yard hitting his stepdaughter.
Amaro was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, as well as possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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