Russell Little sounds like a pretty miserable guy. Tuesday night found him in his South Bend, Indiana back yard drinking moonshine with his dog. And a handgun. His wife says he was depressed, and based on what happened next, I’ll say she was right.
At around 9pm, Russell put one in the chamber, gave it a spin and put the gun to his dog’s head. He pulled the trigger once and then twice, and when the gun didn’t fire, he took his turn. Turns out the dog was the lucky one. The gun went off and Russell later died from the self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
There are people who dispute Russell’s wife’s account of what happened, but others close to Russ acknowledge that he was battling some demons, ones that his doctors thought weren’t serious. So much for that.
Anyway, take this a reminder that alcohol and firearms don’t mix, especially when you’re in a bad place emotionally. And if you’re thinking about hurting others and then yourself, please do it the other way around.