Father Shoots Son After They Run Out of Orange Juice: Cops

Eldridge Dukes booked on attempted manslaughter count
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 23, 2015 10:39 AM CDT
Father Shoots Son After They Run Out of Orange Juice: Cops
In this Aug. 11, 2009, photo, a shopper peruses the orange juice aisle at Walmart in Tallahassee, Fla.   (AP Photo/Phil Coale)

Police in Baton Rouge, La., say a man is facing a charge of attempted manslaughter after he confessed to shooting his 18-year-old son during an argument over orange juice. Police tell the Advocate 58-year-old Eldridge Dukes and his son were fighting yesterday morning about the lack of orange juice. Investigators say the squabble escalated when the victim broke a vase and Dukes grabbed his handgun.

They say Dukes chased the victim out of the house and down the street, firing at least three times. Police say the son was hit in the buttocks and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Dukes was booked into the parish prison on counts of attempted manslaughter and illegal use of a dangerous weapon. (Read more orange juice stories.)

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