Father shoots son after orange juice runs out

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Baton Rouge police say a man is facing a charge of attempted manslaughter after he confessed to shooting his 18-year-old son in the buttocks during an argument over orange juice.

Police tell The Advocate 58-year-old Eldridge Dukes and his son were fighting early Sunday morning about the lack of orange juice.

Investigators say the squabble escalated when the victim broke a porcelain vase, and Dukes grabbed his .357 caliber handgun.

They say Dukes chased the victim out of the house and down the street, firing at least three times. Police say the son suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Dukes was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted manslaughter and illegal use of a dangerous weapon.

Jail officials couldn't provide the name of a defense attorney to comment on the charges.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com


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