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Alcohol was involved in Russian roulette death

Express Staff Writer

Elkhorn resident Douglas J. Brown had a blood alcohol level of .17 percent when he shot himself in the head last month, a toxicology report released Friday by the Sun Valley Police Department states.

The legal blood alcohol limit for driving in Idaho is .08 percent.

The report also states that Brown tested positive for THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient of marijuana.

Brown, 38, shot himself May 12 while playing Russian roulette with a .357 revolver at the Elkhorn Village residence of Gary Fisher, 28, according to a statement Fisher made to the Sun Valley Police Department.

Shortly after the incident, an autopsy was done on Brown’s body by a forensic pathologist in Boise, accompanied by Blaine County Coroner Russ Mikel. Mikel reported the autopsy indicated Brown’s head wound was consistent with a self-inflicted shot, due to the angle and proximity of the gun.



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