In March 1994 Ronald Opus died suffering a fatal shotgun wound to the head. This was not quite as astonishing as to how he managed to obtain that fatal wound falling past the window of a ninth storey flat from where the shot was fired. Having left a note behind it was all too clear that Ronald's intentions were to commit suicide. This was initiated by jumping off the roof of a ten story building. The only thing Ronald did not know at the time of the jump was that a safety net had been installed recently to assure the safety of building workers commencing repairs on the eight floor.
Ultimately this safety net would have prevented Ronald's initial attempt at taking his life were it not for the shotgun fired by a elderly man during a very heated argument with his wife. The husband had used the shotgun on several occasions to threaten his wife, but never had the intention to use it as he never loaded the weapon with any ammunition. Luckily for his wife the shotgun fired past her outside the window, but for Ronald it meant instant death.
The question that arose now was how to handle this case; although the shotgun had been fired by accident it was now classified as a homicide, as the suicide attempt would have failed without the intervention of the shotgun.
Further investigations revealed that it in fact was the couple´s son who had loaded the shotgun with ammunition, knowing his father to use the shotgun to threaten his wife, in the hopes of killing his mother.
The twist to this already bizarre death scenario lies in the fact that Ronald in fact was the son of the old couple and had been cut off from all allowances by his mother forcing him to revert to more drastic measures, thus loading the shotgun in an attempt on his mothers life. After waiting too long for his father to use the shotgun on his mother he gave up and jumped off the roof, only to be shot by his own father on the way down.
Ultimately the police closed the case as a suicide as he was after all the perpetrator of his own death.