Monday, August 20, 2007

Do Not Shoot Yourself in the Head

Drunken man 'playing' with gun kills self, police say

Katie Nelson
The Arizona Republic
Aug. 18, 2007

An intoxicated man, playing with a gun, shot and killed himself Friday night, according to Phoenix Police.

Sergio Valencia-Maldonado, 35, died from his self-inflicted wounds at a Phoenix home in near the intersection of Thomas Road and 40th Street.

Valencia-Maldonado was "playing" with a revolver about 7:30 p.m. "in a reckless manner when he placed the weapon to his head and fired it, killing himself," according to initial police reports.

At least four other men were at the scene when the shooting happened.

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