Recent NJ high school grad accidentally shoots and kills himself during game of Russian roulette: report

CAMDEN, N.J. — A recent high school graduate from New Jersey was killed while playing a game of Russian roulette with his two friends, according to a report published the Gloucester Township Patch on Monday.

The Patch reports that Diquese Young, 19, accidentally shot himself in the head last Saturday night. He was transported to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two days later.

According to Camden police, Nasir Mason, 19, and Morton Newman, 20, both of Camden, witnessed the accidental shooting, and were initially charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault (pointing a firearm), and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Mason was additionally charged with a certain persons offense, according to the prosecutor's office. Later in the week, the Camden Prosecutor's office upgraded the charges to aggravated manslaughter.

Newman reportedly told authorities they were taking turns pointing a gun at themselves and pulling the trigger, which went off during Young’s turn.

Young, who graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 2018, was a "track and football star," according to a statement released by the school's athletic department.

The investigation is ongoing.

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