- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) - Police say a northern New Mexico father shot his adult son after an argument over who better spoke both Spanish and English.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (bit.ly/1HEbhJz) 51-year-old Robert Chavez was arrested Friday following the bizarre, alcohol-fueled argument concerned bilingualism in Espanola.

According to Espanola Detective Daniel Espinoza, the argument began early Friday between Chavez and his 23-year-old son. After the argument got heated, Espinoza said the father went into his room to get his gun, came out to the living room and shot his son’s right shoulder.

Espinoza didn’t immediately know what type of gun Chavez fired.

Police say the son was taken to Presbyterian Espanola Hospital, where he was treated for his injury.

Chavez is facing aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

It was not known if he had an attorney.

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