Connecticut Man Charged After Friend Loses Game Of Russian Roulette

article-2736784-20E0BBC600000578-873_306x423article-2736784-20E0BBD300000578-590_306x423 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

17 thoughts on “Connecticut Man Charged After Friend Loses Game Of Russian Roulette”

    1. Justice Holmes – I am sure you remember that part of the Constitution requiring gun owners to be responsible. /sarc

  1. Is it possible that the first kid took his turn knowing the next chamber was empty and that the next one would kill. If so, tweak the facts, tweak the result, perhaps this kid set this kid up to shoot himself.

  2. With all of the drugs in their system it seems they forgot that in Russian Roulette you are supposed to spin the cylinder between each pull of the trigger, this resetting the odds to 1:6 (or 1:5), instead of the odds increasing to absolute certainty eventually. Looks like he just found out where that point of certainty was in this game

  3. Well, an Irish Poem to speed the poor lad to the afterlife:

    Bet Noir???
    An Irish Poem by Squeeky Fromm

    The once was a fellow named Cyr,
    Who shot himself through his right ear.
    It was Russian Roulette,
    And he lost the bet,
    But he don’t have to pay up, I hear!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  4. I had to reread the ages o these idiots. Teenagers are stupid enough, not mature enough, their brains not developed enough, they believe they are immortal, etc to not see the potential consequences but these guys were adults .for crying out loud
    (From the law cited seems like reckless endangerment but by mutual consent)

  5. As I stated on the ISIS thread, natural consequences are the best way to stop negative behavior. I think more cannabis and less heroin might have averted this. But as slohrss alluded, Darwinism is quite relevant here.

  6. Dredd, I consider it cheesy when you attempt to change the subject and divert Professor Turley’s audience to your own blog.

  7. I don’t think suicide is a crime anymore. Not sure the facts fits the crime, since he did not pull the trigger on his friend.

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