Russian roulette game kills SC tattoo parlor owner


COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Richland County coroner said a Columbia tattoo parlor owner shot himself in the head after asking two other people if they wanted to play Russian roulette.

Coroner Gary Watts said Mannon Turner, 42, died around noon Tuesday in his shop in Columbia's Five Points bar and restaurant district.

Investigators said Turner walked into his shop with a gun and unloaded all but one bullet after asking the people inside to play Russian Roulette with him.

Authorities said Turner then spun the chamber, put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger, shooting himself in the head.

Columbia police are still investigating the incident, and Watts said he has not decided whether to rule Turner's death an accident or a suicide.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.