Man Wounded While Playing Russian Roulette: Cops

The man remained in critical condition

Monday, Oct 8, 2012  |  Updated 7:10 PM EDT
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Authorities say a man was wounded at a St. Petersburg home when he shot himself in the head while playing Russian roulette.

Police say 26-year-old Donnie McLendon arrived at a St. Petersburg hospital early Saturday morning, suffering from a gunshot wound. When asked what had happened, the two men who brought McLendon to the hospital initially told officers that McLendon had been shot during a home invasion.

The two men eventually told officers that they had been playing Russian roulette with a .44-caliber handgun. The men say they had each taken a turn, but the weapon discharged when McLendon pulled the trigger.

McLendon remained in critical condition.

No charges were immediately filed, but officers continued to investigate.

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