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19yr old dies after playing Russian roulette

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gunsmith, Feb 18, 2004.

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  1. gunsmith

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    Guess who was never taught gun safety?
    http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/news/stories/20040218/localnews/431703.html

    http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/news/stories/20040217/localnews/426139.html

    Man who died playing with gun was talented, friend says

    By Trace Christenson
    The Enquirer

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    A Battle Creek man who died Monday is being remembered as an artist and good friend.

    "He was real talented and he was a cool guy," said Maurice Johnson.

    Johnson was talking about his friend, Quent L. Warren, 19, who died from a single gunshot wound to his head about 4:15 a.m. Monday.

    Battle Creek police said Warren was playing with a handgun in the kitchen of Johnson's home at 235 Ardmoor Drive.

    Five witnesses who were in the room told police that Warren placed a single bullet in the cylinder of a .32-caliber revolver and then asked if they would pull the trigger for a million dollars.

    Police said Warren was sitting on the lap of a woman when the shooting occurred and she and the others first thought he had fired into the ceiling until he fell from the chair. Police recovered a .32-caliber revolver at the scene. He was pronounced dead several hours later at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

    Johnson said Tuesday he didn't wish to talk about the shooting but said he had known Warren since elementary school and began spending time together in the sixth or seventh grade.

    "He could draw really well and he liked to write music," said Johnson, 17. "He liked animation."

    Johnson said Warren also wrote and performed hip-hop music.

    "He liked to play music and make it," Johnson said. "He wrote about different topics. He had a lot of talents and he could have pursued any one of them."

    Warren also participated in cross country and track at Battle Creek Central High School and enjoyed wrestling and boxing and played junior varsity football at Battle Creek Central.

    Warren is survived by his parents and five brothers and four sisters.

    Funeral services are pending at the TM Hughes-Perry Mortuary in Battle Creek. Burial will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery.

    Trace Christenson covers crime and courts. He can be reached at 966-0685 or
     
  2. goalie

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    Chlorine in the gene pool.
     
  3. esheato

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    If some responsible adult would have taken this young man to the range when he was a kid....well....we all know....

    esheato...
     
  4. Valkman

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    This guy's probably the product of a "safe" home that didn't allow real or play guns. Too bad he wasn't taught about them, he'd probably be alive today. :barf:
     
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    Shot placement, shot placement, shot placement.
     
  6. P95Carry

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    1:5 - 1:6 ........ VERY poor odds.

    Sad ... but what an idiot.!

    Yes ... sorry ...... but chlorine!
     
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    But...but...if he'd only had the proper education to know that a gun was dangerous. If only he'd had a trigger lock and integral lock. If only it had been properly secured....oh the humanity....why isn't anyone ever thinking about the children?

    OK....I can't go on.....(edited to note dripping sarcasm)



    Chlorine....
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  9. Model520Fan

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    It had nothing to do with safety courses. He knew what he was doing. We do not know why he chose to kill himself.
     
  10. Diggler

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    Charles Darwin, call your office.

    I guess he didn't get his million dollars.
     
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    Guess he'll be in one of those "children" statistics we all keep reading about.

    GT
     
  12. Mulliga

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    Gun suicide is never a pretty thing. I doubt anyone that old, no matter how uneducated about guns, ever pulls the trigger because he doesn't know what's going to be coming out of the barrel. I see a troubled young man who never got any help for his problems.

    "Death, son. Death comes out of the barrel of a gun."
     
  13. DadOfThree

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    talented and cool does not equal intelligent
     
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    I'm sorry for his family's loss. He may have been talented and cool, but he's just as dead. I wonder what a toxicology report on his blood would reveal?
     
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    :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
     
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    darwin at work. do not disturb...
     
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    Yeehawism rears its ugly, toothless head.:mad:
     
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    If only he wasn't so stupid...
     
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    Well, you know what Mrs. Gump would say................
     
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    Maybe in an 8-shot and [dr_evil]$100,000,000,000[/dr_evil]..... :rolleyes:
     
  21. Carlos Cabeza

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    4:00 am :scrutiny: sounds pretty late or early depending on how you look at it. I'd say up all night, probably drinking and showing off for the ladies. Sorry, but I feel no loss. Was the million in cash sitting on the kitchen table or something ????? :rolleyes:
     
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    That happens from time to time.
    Its a death wish thing.
     
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    He prob looked at the chamber and saw the bullet wasnt lined up with the barrel, and being a uneducated moron he forgot the fact that the cylinder turns when you pull the trigger. As others said this wouldnt ahve happened if he wasnt a sheltered kid who has never been taught to handle firearms.

    They should have a mandatory gun handling and safety rules in school with dud guns. OMG brain flash for real... I rememeber when I was in 3rd to 5th grade (im 19 right now and in my second year of college) that the local police came to my school with real guns, a revolver and a beretta with the firing pins removed, and other weapons, and taught us saftey and let us handle them for as long as we wanted so it takes the mystery out of it.

    wow, my brain kicks ???. lol anyway. We should move that up a notch and teach that class in HS, today in HS classes like select languages and personal fitness are manatory to graduate, we shoudl also have a gun saftey/learning class. I bet the statistics would drop........
     
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    Maybe I'm cold hearted, but I have absolutely no sympathy whatsoever for a 19 year old kid who puts a bullet in a gun, puts it to his head and pulls the trigger while playing a game. Any 19 year old knows what a gun can do. What was going through his mind? A .32 caliber slug, obviously...

    I can only feel bad for the family for not only having to deal with the death, but also having to deal with the realization that their kid was a complete moron. Then of course they'll sue everyone they can including the gun maker. :banghead:
     
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    The deceased teen's parents will probably sue the gun manufacturer and the ammo company. :banghead:
     
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