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Michigan man fatally shot during drinking game

Jim Urquhart

(CBS) BATTLE CREEK, Mich.- Nicholas Ullrich, a 34-year-old man from Battle Creek, Mich., was killed  Wednesday night by a single gunshot wound to the head fired by a friend during a drinking game using a loaded revolver, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Police Detective Lt. Austin Simons told the Battle Creek Enquirer that Ullrich was found at a home where he and Samuel Castanier, also 34, were celebrating the birthday of a third man who was present. The men were drinking and playing with a revolver loaded with a single cartridge, according to Simons.

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, Simons said.

Castanier remains in custody and faces open murder charges.

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