Ronald L. Hall, a 65-year-old man from Lee's Summit, Mo., has been charged with assault and criminal action after allegedly shooting one of his son's friends during Sunday's Chiefs-Bengals game. According to NBC's Kansas City affiliate, Hall and the victim had been watching the game at Hall's house when some drunken insults escalated into violence.
Court documents state Hall, his son and several other men gathered at a Lee's Summit house on Sunday to watch the football game.
Hall's son told police everyone at the gathering had been drinking and trading insults as they watched the game.
He also told police his father was ill-tempered and mean and his disposition had gotten worse in the last year, according to court documents.
Hall often became angry during the banter and that was the case Sunday.
His son told police his father threatened to shoot people in the past, but had never done so, court documents state.
Hall's son and the victim were outside the house when a loud noise rang out.
The victim fell to the ground with a shotgun wound to his face.
The victim is reported to have suffered critical injuries.