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Police: Father shoots son after they run out of orange juice

Eldridge Dukes (Source: EBRSO) Eldridge Dukes (Source: EBRSO)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man is now facing attempted manslaughter charges after police say he shot his son during an argument over orange juice.

Baton Rouge Police say 58-year-old Eldridge Dukes and his son 18-year-old Brentin Dukes began arguing over the fact there was no more orange juice. The argument then escalated when the 18-year-old broke a porcelain vase. 

According to police, Eldridge Dukes grabbed a .357 caliber handgun and proceeded to chase his son though the home and into the street. Dukes then fired several shots at his son, hitting him in the buttocks.

When officers arrived, Dukes allegedly confessed to the shooting. He was arrested and charged with attempted manslaughter and illegal use of a dangerous weapon. He is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in lieu of of a $60,000 bond. 

The son, Brentin Dukes, was taken to Baton Rouge Mid-City General Hospital. His injuries are considered to non-life-threatening.

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