Talk about no good deed going unpunished: Shaun Ruff was with a friend in a Galveston Island rental home this weekend, attending the Lone Star Rally.
The friend was in bad shape, the Galveston County Daily News reports: He was in the middle of a divorce and was distraught about it, talking about suicide.
He grabbed a gun and said he wanted to die. Ruff went and hugged him, presumably for both emotional support and to stop the possible suicide.
But the gun went off, and the bullet passed through the man's brain, killing him -- and then continued on to hit Ruff in the head.
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to the mission of the Houston Press. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Houston’s stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
Ruff has been hospitalized, but is expected to survive.