Police: Mom tries to bribe shooting victim

Published: Dec. 10, 2009 at 3:07 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 16, 2009 at 3:54 PM CST
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Dangelique Duheart Russ
Dangelique Duheart Russ

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 41-year-old Baton Rouge woman was arrested for allegedly offering money to a person her son is accused of shooting.

Dangelique Duheart Russ was charged with public bribery Thursday morning. Baton Rouge police said she approached the victim sometime between Dec. 1 and Dec. 3. She allegedly offered money in exchange for dropping the charges against her son.

Police believe her son, Denako Duheart, 24, was the gunman in a shooting on Nov. 21 on Chippewa around 9 p.m. He was arrested on Nov. 28 and charged with attempted second-degree murder.

Duheart remains in the parish prison awaiting trial.

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