FARMINGTON — An argument between two people at a barbecue last week in Bloomfield ended in a shooting.
Bloomfield police responded at 8:52 p.m. May 2 to a shooting at 743 S. Turner St., according to a press release from the Bloomfield Police Department.
Officers arrived at the scene and found that David Clemmons, 35, had been shot.
He was immediately transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington.
He is in critical but stable condition, according to the press release.
The shooting took place after a verbal argument between Clemmons and his wife during the barbecue. A family friend attempted to intervene, but the argument escalated, according to the press release.
Andrew Lebas, 20, allegedly shot Clemmons four times with a handgun, according to the press release.
Lebas was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, abuse of a child and negligent use of a deadly weapon, according to the press release.
He was charged with child abuse because there were five small children, including two of Clemmons' children, inside the house at the time of the shooting, according to the press release.
Bloomfield Police Chief Mike Kovacs said he is proud of the response Bloomfield Police Department and other agencies provided.
"It does sadden me that once again at the hand of alcohol and firearms something like this happens," he said.