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Report: Falmouth Soldier Killed During ‘Quick-Draw’ Game

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Army Spc Matthew Gallagher (Photo courtesy: Facebook)

Army Spc Matthew Gallagher (Photo courtesy: Facebook)

FALMOUTH (CBS) – New court testimony reveals that a Falmouth soldier killed in June while in Iraq was shot in the head by his roommate during a game, according to a report.

The Cape Cod Times reports that 22-year-old Army Sgt. Matthew Gallagher was killed during a game called “Quick Draw,” where both men would see how fast they could aim their 9-millimeter pistols at each other.

Prosecutors said 25-year-old Brent McBride held the gun to Gallagher’s head and pulled the trigger. McBride’s lawyer said it was a tragic accident, but Gallagher’s family doesn’t believe that, according to the paper.

McBride could face charges ranging from negligent homicide, involuntary manslaughter or murder, the report said.

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