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Police says man fatally shot during drinking game

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) - Police say a Battle Creek man is dead and the friend who shot him while playing a drinking game with a loaded revolver has been arrested.

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

Simons tells the Battle Creek Enquirer Ullrich was found at a home where he and 34-year-old resident Samuel Castanier were celebrating the birthday of a third man. Simons says the men were drinking and playing with a revolver loaded with a single cartridge.

Simons says 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.

Information from: Battle Creek Enquirer, http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com

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