Armand Cyr (right) discovered the hard way why Russian roulette has not taken off as a popular pastime with most thinking people. Cyr, 38, was reportedly playing the game with a loaded .38-caliber revolver and his friend John Dybowski, 26 (left). After Cyr blew his brains out, police arrested Dybowski.
Cyr was allegedly handed the gun by Dybowski who had earlier put the gun to his own head and pulled the trigger. This was done as a third friend watched on video chat.
The police found two more guns as well as marijuana, heroin, pills and cocaine residue in Dybowski’s apartment after the shooting. He told police that he handed the gun with one bullet to Cyr but that he then left the room. The friend on the video chat then saw Cyr put the gun to his head and fire a bullet into his skull — slumping back on the couch.
Dybowski is been charged with reckless endangerment, making a false statement, tampering with evidence and various weapons and drug charges. Putting aside the weapons and drug charges, the endangerment charge is interesting given the consent of the two adults. However, that does not materially affect the elements:
Sec. 53a-63. Reckless endangerment in the first degree: Class A misdemeanor. (a) A person is guilty of reckless endangerment in the first degree when, with extreme indifference to human life, he recklessly engages in conduct which creates a risk of serious physical injury to another person.
(b) Reckless endangerment in the first degree is a class A misdemeanor.
Sec. 53a-64. Reckless endangerment in the second degree: Class B misdemeanor. (a) A person is guilty of reckless endangerment in the second degree when he recklessly engages in conduct which creates a risk of physical injury to another person.
(b) Reckless endangerment in the second degree is a class B misdemeanor.
The third friend does not appear to be facing charges and told police that he thought it was a joke or prank when Cyr shot himself.
Source: ABC News