What’s the Greek for “Deer Hunter”? via Warren Ellis

Russian roulette tragedy

24aug04

A GREEK soldier standing guard outside an Olympic venue north of Athens was shot dead by a colleague during a game of Russian roulette early today, police said.

The soldier, Antonis Syros, 25, received a gun shot to his head from Christos Chloros, 20, a cadet policeman.

Police said in a written statement that Syros and Chloros had been “jokingly” aiming at each other with their guns when Chloros’ revolver went off.

According to a police source, the two men had been playing Russian roulette.

The incident occurred at 4.10am outside a camp in the forest of Mount Parnitha, where mountain bike athletes and officials are staying.

Another cadet policeman, Costas Tobras, and a soldier due to relieve Syros as guard were also present. The two cadet policemen were arrested and will be brought before a prosecutor.

The four security officers are part of a $2 billion security grid to protect athletes and officials from extremist attacks. More than 100,000 security forces are involved in the operation.

5 thoughts on “What’s the Greek for “Deer Hunter”? via Warren Ellis

  1. That’s as good as the boyfriend & girlfriend who recently played Russian Roulette…with all but one of its chambers FILLED WITH A BULLET.
    All but one.
    Guess what?
    The boy died of a gunshot wound to the head.

  2. The four security officers are part of a $2 billion security grid to protect athletes and officials from extremist attacks. More than 100,000 security forces are involved in the operation.
    I’m sure those athletes are sleeping well at night knowing they’re in good hands.

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