43-year-old James Gagum, of Conway, South Carolina was watching a movie with friends when an argument broke out about how one of the characters was holding a gun. "That's not how it's done," said Gagum. He picked up a handgun to demonstrate the "proper way". He put the gun to his head and, not realizing the gun was loaded,repeatedly pulled the trigger. On the third pull the handgun fired, shooting Gagum in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
In 2010 Gagum shot and killed a man who broke into his home and demanded money and valuables. Gagum said three men broke into his home and one of them pointed a gun at him and his wife.
"It was him instead of me or me instead of him," Gagum said. "I shot him with a .357 three times, square in the mid-section."
Gagum was not charged in the killing.