January 9, 2020
Brian Lee Chaney.
I’m sure it was a genuine accident.
But the fact remains: this wouldn’t have happened if the white man hadn’t befriended someone who looked like something out of a Lovecraft novel.
A Park Hall man was killed in a residence after his friend, who was subsequently charged with second-degree murder, accidentally fired a revolver while playing with it, police say.
Jordan Lee Sullivan, 24, was pronounced dead at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital at 1:40 p.m. on Friday, according to charging documents filed by St. Mary’s sheriff’s deputy Taylor Nauman, which say Sullivan’s friend, 18-year-old Brian Lee Chaney, contacted 911 and rendered aid after he allegedly shot Sullivan.
Speaking to police afterward, Chaney said he had “removed the bullets from the gun and counted six on the table” earlier as he was playing with it, charging documents say, and believed he had removed all of the bullets from the revolver, which he said he had seven bullets for, before he pulled the trigger three times.
“The first two times nothing happened,” the documents say. “The third time he pulled the trigger[,] the gun went off and [Sullivan] informed [Chaney] he had just shot him.”
Sullivan lifted his shirt to show Chaney a small entrance wound in his chest area, the documents say, before walking to the living room where he collapsed.
Jordan Lee Sullivan.