Drunk Texan kills himself while playing with gun

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, June 27, 2013 15:49 EDT
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A drunken Houston man shot himself in the head Thursday morning as he played with a gun in the parking lot of a local business, police said.

The man’s name has not yet been released, but The Houston Chronicle noted that the shooting took place around 2:30 a.m.

Witnesses claimed he was showing off the gun, a revolver, before pointing it at his head and pulling the trigger several times. It did not fire.

Then the man apparently decided to tempt fate once more. Witnesses reportedly said he put the gun to his head for a fourth and final time, pulling the trigger and sending a bullet into his brain.

He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital shortly thereafter.

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Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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