Father Admits to Shooting His Own Son in the Butt Because of Orange Juice

Police in Baton Rouge said a domestic dispute in between a father and his teenage son ended in gunfire and arrests—all because the family was out of orange juice. According to a report from the Associated Press, Eldridge Dukes allegedly shot his 18-year-old son in the buttocks with a .357 revolver after a fight escalated to violence.

Apparently the 58-year-old father was fighting with his son about the breakfast beverage when the victim smashed a vase. This led Dukes to grab his handgun and chase his son outside and down the street.

According to the police report, Dukes fired at least three times, and one bullet struck his son in the butt. The boy’s mother called police, and when police arrived on the scene Dukes  admitted to the shooting.

It is believed that the fight started because they pair was arguing over who had finished the last of the orange juice in the house.

The victim was taken to the hospital where his injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

Dukes was booked on counts of attempted manslaughter and illegal use of a dangerous weapon, according to The Advocate.

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