Florida Man checks if gun is loaded by putting it to head, pulling trigger
MIMS, Fla. — Police said a man wanted to check if there was a bullet still in the chamber of his gun, so he put it to his head and pulled the trigger.
Authorities say 49-year-old Charles Cooper shot himself at 1:50 a.m. Sunday during a weekend fishing trip and a cookout in Mims.
Cooper was reportedly drunk and at one point during the gathering, he retrieved a handgun.
Cooper’s friends said he removed the magazine from the gun and asked if there was still a round in the chamber. One friend told him to look inside and check.
Instead, Cooper said “I got a better way to find out” and put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger, discharging a round.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. Many experts believe Chambers will win a Darwin Award this year.