To quote the article: He had unloaded all but one (blank) round, spun it... simulating Russian roulette with what he thought was a harmless weapon... put the revolver to his right temple and pulled the trigger... enough blunt force trauma to shatter a quarter-sized piece of his skull and propel the pieces into his brain, causing massive hemorrhaging.
Unless he lives in a hotel room and/or has significant financial means this seems very unlikely.
That why I said scam. He’d be collecting money from the BASE community to rip them off.
Zero chance for a permit, so zero chance for a ballroom or an “event”. He might figure he could just get a hotel room to huck and call it a day, whilst absconding with both jumpers’ and the public’s cash, and simulataneously burning the only building in SD to have ever hosted a legal jump (cf: Red Bull Air Force 2012’ish).