Fatal Shooting at US Home Game

Fatal Shooting at US Home Game

Monday, 16 March 2015

Playing poker in some parts of the USA can be a dangerous proposition. According to police in Michigan, a suspected robber was shot and killed after targeting a home game. Another man was injured in the incident.

Chief of Police Don Pussehl Jr told mLive.com that one of the players in the game exchanged fire with the suspect late on Wednesday evening.

"There was a poker game occurring at one of the apartments, and we know at least one person, maybe two, had gone to the game to rob the participants. That's what started this whole thing," said Pussehl.

This isn't the first incidence of a death at poker game in this part of Michigan. Quintel A West was jailed for life in 2012 for the killing of 36-year-old poker player Michael Kuhlman.

"Those poker games, first of all, they're illegal for the most part," Pussehl also told Mlive.com. "It runs into risky busines. When someone knows the games are occurring on a frequent basis, they're setting themselves up for a pattern."

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