Monday, March 23, 2015
A black 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 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, say that 58-year-old Eldridge Dukes is facing a charge of attempted manslaughter after he confessed to shooting his 18-year-old son during the argument. Investigators say that the squabble escalated when the victim broke a vase, and Dukes grabbed his handgun. They say that Dukes chased the victim out of the house and down the street, firing at least three times. Police say that 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. Dukes is being held on $60,000 bail.