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ORANGE CITY (CBSMiami) – A central Florida father made it clear to his adult son who was in charge of the house during an argument on Thursday.

Monroe Harvey Desaussure, 62, reportedly shot his 31-year old son Ashton Desaussure in the buttock while the two fought in their home.

Desaussure was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and aggravated assault with a firearm.

The younger Desaussure suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center for treatment.

Desaussure reportedly started arguing with the son over whether or not another son, 37-year old Monroe, should return to live at the house, according to police spokesperson Jason Sampsell.

“The verbal argument turned physical, and the father pulled out a gun,” Sampsell told The Daytona Beach News-Journal. “He fired a round inside the house and Ashton ran out of the house but the father continued to fire the gun, shooting his son in the buttocks.”

This wasn’t the first time the elder Desaussure has gotten in trouble with the misuse of a gun. Court records revealed he was arrested in November 1999 for improper exhibition of a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm.

The State Attorney’s Office did not pursue the charge of aggravated assault, and in July of 2000 dropped the improper exhibition charge.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal contributed to this report.

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