Officials: Lowndes County teenager dies after playing Russian Roulette

Published 10:09 pm Thursday, November 2, 2017

COLUMBUS (AP) — Authorities say a 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 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 again and the weapon fired.