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Brother shot while playing Russian roulette, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —A man shot his brother in the chest while playing Russian roulette on Gainsville Avenue on Friday night, police say.

According to the Memphis Police Department 17-year-old Tyrese Montgomery was shot by his brother Abraham Montgomery.

Police say the two brothers were with friends Antonio Perry and Dekevinne Ayers.

According to the arrest affidavit, they used a .38 revolver to play Russian roulette.

Abraham admitted to police that he accidentally shot his brother while playing the game.

Police say Abraham also pointed the gun at Ayers, but the weapon didn’t fire.

Police arrested Abraham at the scene.

The affidavit explains Perry took the revolver to his home and buried it in his backyard to hide it from police.

Perry was also arrested and later confessed to hiding the gun after Tyrese was shot.

Tyrese was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Police have recovered the revolver from Perry’s home.

Abraham is charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon, while Perry is charged with tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of a weapon.