Brawl At Family Party Over Trump And Puerto Rico Ends In Gunfire

Family’s drunken birthday party brawl over Trump, Puerto Rico ends in gunfire

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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. 

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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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