A Madden NFL video game ended in tragedy last Thursday, as a 16-year-old was shot dead. Just before 10 p.m., police responded to a call in Brooklyn and found Denzil Nash with a wound to his head.
Nash's friends explained his death in grave detail, via ABC7.
"Authorities say Nash was playing Madden with two friends, ages 18 and 15, when the youngest teen scored a touchdown, pulled a gun from his waistband and celebrated by waving it around," reports the station. "The gun discharged, striking Nash in the face.
"The two other teens fled the house but were quickly caught."
The 18-year-old was brought down to the station and gave a statement to detectives. A gun was recovered at the scene of the crime. Police said the teenager was sending a text message at the time of the shooting.
ABC7 also reports that charges are pending against the 15-year-old, who reportedly incriminated himself through statements made to the police.
Let this serve as a reminder to keep video games in perspective.