Friday, April 24, 2009

"Man Killed While Playing Russian Roulette"

Here's another one.
An 18-year-old man died early Friday when he shot himself during a game of Russian roulette, police said.

Police said Albert Delgado and some friends were playing with a gun on the front porch of a home in the 2000 block of North Trinity Street at 3 a.m. when the victim shot himself in the head. He died at the scene.

Delgado's friends told police that he didn't think the gun was loaded but his mother doesn't believe the story.

"There's something suspicious about it," said Rebecca Garza, Delgado's mother. "My son did not shoot himself."
(from KSAT-12)

As I've said before, there is nothing cool about Russian Roulette. I've never understood the fascination with this game.


Anonymous said...

FYI...expect more of these "game" deaths. There's a cell phone "game" of Russian Roulette that kids are playing in classrooms and elsewhere.

Phone displays gun on screen, they hold phone to their heads and pull trigger by hitting a key on the phone.

My daughter told me about it after school when the "gun was passed to her" in class....

I flipped out, discussed the problem with the "game" in re desensitizing people to violence and suicide (esp amongst kids/teens we all know are prolific)

She was devastated as to how devastated I had a long night of snuggles and deep discussion.

Get the word out, that "game" will be causing a rash of Russian Roulette deaths.

Apple just blocked a .99 cent download to their phones called "shaken baby" cried, you shake the phone until it stops/died

this stuff is not "funny"

Cyndi Ramirez said...

I agree, it's not funny at all.My heart goes out to his family, even though he passed away a little over a year ago its still fresh for me and i barely knew him. This is a tragedy that could have been prevented. Albert was a great person and the fact that his life and budding music career were cut short by such a stupid game is devastating.Whether they were playing the game or not, guns kill. They aren't toys and this isn't the movies. People need to understand this and we as parents need to teach our children these lessons before it's too late.

Anonymous said...

My brother wasnt playing Russian roulette you dumb news people switching up people's words to get a better storie !!!!! He would never do that his "friend" shot him !!!

CLAUDIA F. said...

Its been 9 years since they killed my brother , how did my brother play Russian Roulette with a 45 . There is no possible way .REST IN PEACE BROTHER ALBERT DELGADO J.R. WE MISS YOU SO MUCH AND LOVE YOU . WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU . JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE SERVED ..LOVE ALWAYS YOUR SISTER CLAUDIA .