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Police: Man who played Russian Roulette with a semi-automatic charged with murder

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Charges have been filed against the 22-year-old man who investigators believe killed a man in South Bend early Sunday morning.

Police found the body of 21-year-old Christopher White shot dead on the floor of a basement in a home on the 1800 block of South Pulaski Street.  Following an investigation by St. Joseph County Metro Homicide, police arrested Jacob Saye on a murder charge.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office says Saye told investigators the two men were playing beer pong when Saye suggested the winner should be able to use a semi-automatic handgun in a game of "Russian Roulette" against the other person. 

In probable cause documentation, investigators say "During the course of the game, one witness heard Jacob Saye ask 'does anybody know what Russian Roulette is?' A witness then told Jacob Saye "you don't have a revolver. If you're going to use that gun (a semi-automatic), then you go first."

Investigators say Saye even admitted to putting the gun to White's head and pulling the trigger after the game. 

Saye was arraigned Tuesday on the murder charge.  He is being held without bond in the St. Joseph County Jail on a charge of murder.

 

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