Saturday 1 October 2016

Man shot dead 'was playing Russian roulette' with friend

Published 26/01/2016 | 02:30

A delivery person on a bicycle passes a front end loader working to remove snow in Times Square in New York. Photo: Reuters
A delivery person on a bicycle passes a front end loader working to remove snow in Times Square in New York. Photo: Reuters

A 37-year-old Brooklyn man was killed on Saturday night in New York's only recorded homicide of the blizzard when a friend accidentally shot him, according to police.

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Zdzislaw Golabek was with Gorecki Maciej (32) when a shot went off at around 8pm. The victim was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

Mr Maciej has been arrested and charged with manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.

According to the 'Mail Online', the suspect told police that the pair were playing Russian roulette in the moments before the shooting occurred.

It has emerged that Mr Golabek lived in the building but not in the apartment where he died, while Mr Maciej lives in the area.

Andrzej Golabek, the victim's brother, told the 'New York Post': "I still can't believe it. He was really quiet. He never got into trouble."

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