(CNN) – A soldier trying to scare another soldier out of hiccups shot his comrade in the face, killing him, authorities said Tuesday. Both soldiers, joined by a third man, were drinking alcohol and watching football at the time of the Sunday night incident, authorities said. “The victim had the hiccups. The suspect pulled out a gun to scare him in order to stop the hiccups,” said spokesman Carroll Smith of the Killeen, Texas, Police Department.
Kind of fucked up this soldier is like sitting in jail right now facing manslaughter charges and shit for just trying to be a good guy. I mean does it suck that he shot his buddy in the face? Obviously. Is it a sad story? Of course. It’s tragic. But are hiccups the worst thing in the history of the world? You bet. Get hiccups for a while and not be able to get rid of them and see how quick you’re ready to shoot yourself in the own face. So frustrating. Only proper protocol is to try and help a brother out and scare the shit out of him and it just so happens these two were soldiers and packing guns. Easy decision. My only suggestion is next time don’t pull the trigger because that’s going to get rid of the hiccups a little more permanently than anyone wants.