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About 11:35, Tuesday, June 22, 2021, DeRidder Police responded to 319 Branch Street to a report of a shooting.

It was learned that Curtis D. Miller, Jr., 19 of DeRidder got into an argument with his mother, Belina Miller, 43 of DeRidder and after the argument became a physical altercation, Belina Miller obtained a handgun, fired at Curtis Miller and struck him in the leg, causing non-life threatening injuries. Curtis had already been transported to the hospital.

Either party could have walked away from the altercation at any time.

Belina Miller has been booked into the BPSO Jail for Aggravated Battery and Illegal Use of Weapons. Charges are pending for Curtis Miller, Jr. for Domestic Abuse Battery until after his release from the hospital.

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