A 17 year old boy reportedly asked his father to shoot him in a row over his Xbox 360 console.
In Monroe County, Pennsylvania, police say that it was an argument over an Xbox 360 console that led to the 17 year old boy asking his father, James Stanley Niedosik, to shoot him with the house rifle.
It was a Friday night and the boy reportedly wanted his father to look at his Xbox 360. However, when the father refused an argument ensued. During this dispute the boy handed his father a rifle and told him to shoot him, which he did.
The boy was treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest after suffering a .22 caliber bullet to the skull. The father was sent to Monroe County Prison on $250,000 bail. He has also been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of the child.
The ex-wife of the father has said the following:
“One’s in jail, one’s in the hospital,” “I won’t know exactly what happened until I talk to my son. He’s incoherent yet; they have him heavily sedated.”
While she was not present at the shooting, she believes the incident was an accident.
“He did the shooting, but it was an accidental thing that took place,” she said.
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