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    Friends catch a movie after man shoots himself in front of them

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    08:33 AM CST on Tuesday, January 27, 2009
    By DONNA FIELDER / Denton Record-Chronicle
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    Denton, TX - Friends of a man who shot himself in the head Saturday night left the scene instead of attending to him and went to a movie because they needed to “calm down,” they told Denton police.

    The victim, who has not been identified by police, remained in intensive care Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. No charges have been filed, but the investigation is continuing, said Officer Ryan Grelle, a spokesman for the department.

    Officers responded to a report of a gunshot wound about 7:45 p.m. in the 1600 block of Boyd Street, which is south of Mingo Road and east of Texas Woman’s University. Police found the man with a gunshot wound to the head. Police said two people who had been asleep in a back room came to the man’s aid after his friends left.

    Grelle said the friends returned about 45 minutes after police arrived. They said the victim took the bullets out of a .38-caliber revolver and set them on the coffee table. He then placed the gun to his head and pulled the trigger. The witnesses told officers they heard a click. They said the victim then loaded one bullet in the gun, placed it to his head and pulled the trigger. The gun fired.

    The witnesses said they were upset and went to a movie to calm down, Grelle said.

    Police have not determined what was happening when the gun fired and do not know whether the shooting was intentional or accidental.

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    Sounds like the victim was not the only person in the house with brain damage.
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    What movie did they see to calm down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post

    Yeah, they had SOMETHING to do with it I bet, even if it was just daring him to do it. They probably went to a movie so they'd be seen in public and have an alibi (the tickets).

    I'd like to have heard their conversation with the police when they came back - It's probably also a safe bet that they didn't immediately tell the police the real story, and probably still haven't.

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    What movie only lasts 45 minutes?
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    Sniff, sniff........... Something's fishy here.........

    Wonder if forensics will determine that it wasn't even the "victim" that pulled the trigger? Or maybe it was a case of dumba$$es playing Russian Roulette? But the "friends" leaving and not calling 911??? I'd charge those f-ers with something for that.
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    It sounds like the last episodes of Seinfeld when they laughed at a guy being robbed.
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