DALLAS (TIP): An Indian American in Texas shot dead his friend in a deadly game of Russian Roulette.
Vikram Virk, 27, and 18-year-old Jaskaran Singh were playing Russian roulette in Virk’s car in the parking lot of a Dallas Red Roof Inn motel on Saturday, June 13, when the game took an inevitable turn for the worse.
Virk told police that he and Singh were taking turns firing the gun at each other, reported numerous local outlets.
According to details provided in an arrest affidavit, Virk was sitting in a car with Singh outside the Red Roof Inn at 13685 North Central Expressway late Saturday afternoon, reported WFAA, a local ABC affiliate.
Virk said he emptied his gun and handed it to Singh, who pulled the trigger twice; the weapon did not fire.
When Virik took his turn pulling the trigger on his friend, the gun fired the second time, fatally hitting Singh in the head.
Virk rushed Singh to a local hospital, where Singh died. Hospital personnel recovered the handgun used to shoot Singh from Virk’s car and turned it over to police, according to CBS News. He initially said Singh shot himself, according to police, but during questioning allegedly admitted that he killed his friend.
Russian roulette is a potentially lethal game of chance in which a player places a single round in a revolver, spins the chamber, places the muzzle against his or her head, and pulls the trigger.
Police have charged Virk with manslaughter. He is being held on $150,000 bond.