Police say man fatally shot during drinking game

Police said a Battle Creek man is dead and the friend who shot him while playing a drinking game with a loaded revolver has been arrested.
AP Wire
Sep 21, 2012


Battle Creek Police Detective Lt. Austin Simons said Nicholas Ullrich, 34, died about 10 p.m. Wednesday from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Simons Ullrich was found at a home where he and resident Samuel Castanier, also 34, were celebrating the birthday of a third man. Simons said the men were drinking and playing with a revolver loaded with a single cartridge.

Simons said the men believed they were safe by looking at the cylinder before pulling the trigger, but forgot the loaded chamber advances when the trigger is pulled.

Castanier remains in custody, facing open murder charges.



Good lord, a couple more candidates for the Darwin awards this year. When you're already deficient in working brain cells it's never a good idea to drown them in alcohol. Guess that's what they mean by "going out with a bang!"


Let me be the first to suggest we ban birthdays as celebrating a birthday is obviously what caused the death!


Well, I'm all for banning birthdays...lord knows I've had enough of 'em to last me a life time. If you can hurry and get that ban in place before the end of the year I'd appreciate it....then I wouldn't have to deal with the next milestone I'm looking at that will certainly drive me to drink.


I told you there is no cure for STUPID. They will find a cure for AIDS and CANCER first before they find a cure for STUPID. Here is another classic example and reason why alcohol should be outlawed and banned. Want STUPID? Just add alcohol.


Yes.....if you simply take the alcohol away......everyone and everything else seems perfectly normal here.


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