Vigil set for “Russian Roulette” victim

South Bend Less than two weeks ago, 21-year-old Christopher White was shot to death after allegedly playing "Russian Roulette".

You may remember, it all happened just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday, February 23rd, in the 1800 block of Pulaski Street.

Charging documents released by the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office reveal that Saye admitted to investigators that he was playing a popular drinking game called beer pong with White the night of the shooting.

Saye suggested to White that the winner of the game be able to use a semi-automatic handgun in a game of “Russian Roulette” against the other person.

Saye further admitted to investigators that at the conclusion of the game he placed a handgun against Christopher White’s temple and pulled the trigger.

Thursday, White will be remembered with a vigil. The On Site Prayer Ministry is hosting the vigil on the corner of Dubail and Pulaski Streets in South Bend.

It starts at 5:30 p.m. and anyone is welcome. The coordinator for the ministry says they are not asking anyone to bring anything but folks can bring candles or anything else if they want.

On Site Prayer Ministry is a nondenominational group that started about 20 years ago. They make an effort to hold a vigil for every homicide victim in the county.

In the meantime, Saye did appear in court Wednesday for a hearing. He was officially charged with felony murder alleging that he did “knowingly kill” Christopher White.

A judge set his trial for August 4th.


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