Mohave County Teen Fatally Shoots Self While Playing Russian Roulette With Friends
A 16-year-old Mohave County boy died Sunday after shooting himself while playing Russian Roulette.
Several of his friends witnessed the shooting, police say.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, the teen, Kevin Jervey Hudgens, and several other kids were in a travel trailer in Hudgens' backyard when he fatally shot himself in the head with .22-caliber handgun.
He was then airlifted to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas, where medical crews tried to save his life, but were unable to do so.
Hudgens died from his injuries.
An MCSO spokeswoman tells New Times none of the other kids were playing the potentially fatal game -- they were just watching Hudgens.
As far as the spokeswoman knows, no charges are pending against the boy's parents, or any of the kids who witnessed the shooting.
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