Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Man Dies Playing With Gun.(Obituary)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

A 20-year-old Santa Fe man who shot himself in the head after telling his friends he wanted to play Russian roulette died at St. Vincent Hospital early Thursday, police said.

Police are still unsure if the man, Richard Ortiz of the 700 block of Camino Porvenir, knew whether the .38-caliber revolver he held to his head was loaded, Lt. Rick Smith said.

"It's not something (his family and friends) thought he would ever do," Smith said, adding that Ortiz owned the gun. …

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