Man Plays Russian Roulette, Shoots Teenager In Head

| by Reve Fisher
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An Alabama man was charged with attempted murder after a game of Russian roulette went wrong.

On Feb. 1 several teenagers were hanging out near an apartment in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The teens had a semi-automatic handgun and decided to play Russian roulette.

According to witnesses, 19-year-old Trizell Spencer put the unloaded gun to his own head and pulled the trigger, said Lt. Kip Hart, assistant commander of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit. He then loaded the weapon with one bullet and pointed it at a 16-year-old boy, who allegedly did not want to participate in the game.

Spencer shot the teenager in the head, and the victim is currently recovering from severe injuries. The suspect has been charged with attempted murder, with bail set at $60,000.

This is not the first time a game of Russian roulette has resulted in a serious injury.

According to ATTN, a man who allegedly was in Brazil at the time managed to record himself shooting himself in the head while playing the game. The unidentified man, who reportedly published his injuries on LiveLeak, survived the incident.

In 2013, a man from Albania survived a game of Russian roulette, but lost his eye in the process. According to Gawker, the 20-year-old was drunk while playing the game and used a .22-caliber revolver. Another person participated in the game, who was fortunate to not have received a bullet, and a woman who observed the incident fled the scene.

In July 2015, 17-year-old Cruisto Leiba died in front of his friends after choosing to play the dangerous game alone in Pueblo, Colorado.

“He shot it once, nothing happened,” Selena Aguila, Leiba’s friend, told KCNC. “He shot it twice, nothing happened. Then, he shot it the third time and we heard a big bang.”

Although Leiba was still alive when emergency medical services arrived, he died in hospital.

"This game is absolutely dangerous,” Capt. Kenny Rider told KRDO. “It will kill you. And we do not want any kids playing this game, or adults.”

Sources:, Attn, Gawker, KCNC, KRDO / Photo credit: Tuscaloosa County Jail via

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