BIG SPRING, Texas — A teen who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound was playing Russian roulette, and Texas police are expecting to make arrests after witnesses claimed the boy had committed suicide.
Police in Big Spring, Texas say they were called to a home on Friday after receiving a report of a gunshot victim. When they arrived, they found the unidentified teen dead with a bullet wound to his head.
“The initial reports from various witnesses at the residence indicated this was a suicide although physical evidence indicated otherwise,” read a statement posted to the department’s Facebook page.
“As a result of this investigation, it is now believed the juvenile was shot as a result of a game of ‘Russian Roulette’ and although this is believed to be an accident, the Big Spring Police Department expects arrests to follow,” the statement continued.
Cops said an investigation had determined that two guns had been recently stolen from vehicles in the area and they asked residents to check the cars to see if anything was missing.