msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 12/29/2011 5:50:10 PM ET 2011-12-29T22:50:10

A western Arizona teen has been charged with a felony stemming from the death of another teen who shot himself in the head while playing Russian roulette.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says 15-year-old Edward Charles Angelo Jr. is charged as an adult with being a prohibited possessor of a gun, a felony because he previously was convicted of felony burglary and theft counts.

Investigators say Angelo took a .22-caliber gun to a Kingman home on Sept. 25 and a group of friends watched as 16-year-old Kevin Hudgens played Russian roulette, a game in which the player puts a single round in a gun, spins the cylinder, aims it at his head and pulls the trigger.

The group was in a travel trailer in the North Glen Road's home, officials said.

Hudgens was flown to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas before dying of his injuries.

It's unclear whether Angelo has an attorney.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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