Dad accused of shooting son following argument over food

ATKINSON, N.H. (AP) — Police say a New Hampshire man accused of shooting his son had been arguing with him about a lack of food in the house.

Albert LaMonica, of Atkinson, is charged with domestic violence, reckless conduct and first-degree assault in connection with wounding 45-year-old Christopher LaMonica.

Albert LaMonica told police the two were in the kitchen Friday. The son said his father was eating all the food. The 71-year-old LaMonica responded his son had been cooking too much food and he was frustrated about it.

He told his son to move out; his son started yelling and slapped him in the face when he reached for the phone. He said a younger son stepped in to break things up, but his brother threw him across the room.

Albert LaMonica said his older son came toward him, and he shot him.

(Copyright (c) 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)