James Gagum was at his home last Thursday relaxing in his recliner as he watched a movie with friends. During a gun scene, the Conway, S.C., man reportedly put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger three times. The third pull fired the deadly bullet.
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It has been ruled accidental by county police officials, reports the New York Daily News.
Reportedly, Gagum was watching a film with friends and an argument ensued on how one character was incorrectly handling a gun. The 43-year-old, who once shot and killed a burglar who entered his home two years ago, wanted to show his friends how to properly hold the gun and shoot it. When he held the pistol to his head, he uttered the words, “That’s not how it’s done.” According to witnesses, he then pulled the trigger three times and, on the third pull, the gun went off and killed him instantly.
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Gagum had been somewhat celebrated in his town and even made headlines when he shot and killed one of the robbers who broke into his home. The three men threatened Gagum and his wife at gunpoint.
Gagum, who has been hailed as a expert shot, even bragged about the fact that he shot out the back window of the getaway vehicle of the robbers as they escaped his premises. He managed to shoot and kill one of the three intruders whose body police found in a wooded area near Gagum’s home.
Gagum was never charged for the shooting.