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Police: Beer-pong + dare = homicide

After they got into a dispute over a beer-pong game, Joseph Jiminez, 24, and Scott Riley, 25, met in a Bridgeport alleyway and Riley made a dare, investigators said.

After they got into a dispute over a beer-pong game, Joseph Jiminez, 24, and Scott Riley, 25, met in a Bridgeport alleyway and Riley made a dare, investigators said.

"Shoot me, shoot me," Riley said to Jiminez and a companion. "You guys ain't got the ... "

Jiminez accepted the challenge, police said, and today he is being held without bail at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on murder and related charges pending a hearing a week from now.

The Montgomery County District Attorneys' office gave the following account:

Late Friday night, Jiminez and Riley were inside a house in the 100 block of West Second Street playing beer pong, a drinking game in which participants attempt to throw ping-pong balls into cups of beer. When they succeed, members of the other team have to drink the beer. They began quarreling, a witness said.

Jiminez told police that just before the shooting, he left the house through the front door while Riley and a companion went out the back. They met in the alley.

That's when Riley issued his challange. Jiminez then took out a silver Taurus .40 caliber handgun, shot him in the neck and fled. He then dumped the gun into a trash can, police said.

Police arrested Jimenez near the scene and found the gun, which state police determined he owned.

Riley was taken to Montgomery Hospital after the shooting, which occurred at 11:40 p.m., and pronounced dead.

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