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***Update July 1, 2012 17-Year-Old Has Died*** 12-164 Detectives Say 17-Year-Old Largo Boy Injured In An Apparent Game Of Russian Roulette

***Update July 1, 2012 at 3:30 a.m.***

Detectives have advised that 17-year-old Thorin R. Montgomery has died. Montgomery was pronounced deceased a short while ago at Bayfront Medical Center.

Detectives say Montgomery and three of his friends were involved in an apparent game of Russian Roulette at Montgomery’s home on Friday evening. Montgomery was the first of his friends to have a turn at the game when the gun discharged and he received a gun shot wound to the head.

The Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.

The investigation continues.
***Update Ends***

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Crimes Against Children Unit
Patrol Operations Bureau

Thorin R. Montgomery (Sustained gun shot wound to head)
Address: 11133 111th Way N. Largo

A 17-year-old Largo boy remains hospitalized in critical condition as a result of injuries sustained in an apparent game of Russian Roulette with three of  his friends.

Deputies responded to the incident at about 7:30 p.m. on June 29, 2012.

Deputies responded to a private residence located at 11133 111th Way N. in Largo.

According to detectives 17-year-old Thorin R. Montgomery and three of his friends ages 19, 18 and 16 were in the back porch of the home playing an apparent game of Russsian Roulette with a .38 caliber revolver. Detectives say that Montgomery was the first of his friends to have a turn at the game when  the gun discharged and he received a gun shot wound to the head.

Montgomery was transported by air to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of life threatening injuries.

Montgomery remains hospitalized.

No other injuries were reported.

The investigation continues.

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