( 4UMF NEWS ) Fatal Shooting Started Over A Game Of Beer Pong:
A game of beer pong taken too seriously ended with the death of a 19-year-old college student in Texas, a news site reported.
Ronald McNeil, 39, is currently being held in Brazos County Jail on charges of murder, deadly conduct for discharge of a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
McNeil crashed the graduation party of Texas A&M student Landon Duke along with some friends, Duke told The Eagle in College Station. One of McNeil’s friends got in an argument with one of Duke’s friends over beer pong rules around 1 a.m. on May 3 in the house’s garage.
A few punches were thrown and McNeil and his friends were asked to leave, Duke said.
“We’re a bunch of college kids. We didn’t think anything was really going to happen. Just to be safe, we closed the garage door anyway,” Duke said in a recent phone interview with the news site.
Duke was gearing up to play a game of beer pong with Lacie LaRose, 19, he said. LaRose went outside to get a few beers for the game and that’s when McNeil came back and fired off 14 rounds.
McNeil told police that he accidentally fired while running back up to the house. He told investigators he was just trying to scare the kids at the party with his .40-caliber Glock pistol.
LaRose was shot in the neck.
The .40-caliber Glock pistol is one of the safest weapons used by law enforcement, Chief Deputy James Stewart with the Brazos County Sheriff’s Department told The Eagle.
“It’s not going to go off with some small movement or by dropping it. You have to do something,” he told the site.
Two others were injured in the shooting — one person was hit in the leg and another was hit with shrapnel.
McNeil is currently being held on a $500,000 bond.
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