Russian roulette game claims life of Columbus teen
Published 11:03 am Friday, November 3, 2017
COLUMBUS (AP) — Authorities say a Mississippi teenager who shot himself while playing Russian Roulette has died.
Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant told news media that 17-year-old Tovaris Deloach died Wednesday afternoon at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Officers found Deloach in a bedroom with an apparent gunshot wound to the head Tuesday.
Columbus police spokesman Joe Dillion says three other males in the room told officers Deloach was discussing Russian Roulette as he took out a revolver and removed the bullets.
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Dillion says Deloach put a bullet in the chamber, held the gun to his head and pulled the trigger, but the gun didn’t discharge. He later pulled the trigger for a second time and the weapon fired.
Authorities said an apparent retaliation shooting happened hours after later. No one was injured.