Devyn Holmes a Houston father of two is shot in the head on Facebook Live in what police initially believe to be an accidental shooting as friends were ‘hanging around’.
KHOU reported the incident taking place on Easter Sunday circa 2.30 am as Holmes was ‘hanging around’ with pals in the parking lot of Valero gas station.
Police said Holmes, a father of two, was in the vehicle early Sunday with Cassandra Nickcole Damper, 25, and another man when the woman began pointing the gun at the camera.
‘You’re making me nervous,’ Holmes could be heard saying in an edited video circulating online.
Holmes then attempts to stop the woman from waving the gun around.
‘It ain’t got no clip, bud,’ another person, since identified as Cadillac Coleman is heard saying.
‘Where you from again?’ Holmes asks Damper points the gun at him and says, ‘Say something, b***h.’
Seconds later the gun then goes off and Damper gasps as a bullet hits Holmes in the head, blood pouring into his white T-shirt.
While footage making rounds on social media does not show the moment he was gunned down, video showed (see below) Holmes slumped over and covered in blood.
Following the shooting incident, Click2Houston reported Damper and Coleman fleeing the car, leaving Holmes bleeding out in the front passenger seat.
Holmes was rushed to Ben Taub Hospital, where he remains in critical condition, police said.
Officers arrested Damper after she allegedly attempted to wipe off the gun residue on her hands whilst in custody. She was booked on charges for tampering or fabricating evidence.
Damper claimed that she was unaware the gun was loaded in an interview with authorities.
The other man involved in the shooting video was not charged in what police for now are describing as an ‘accidental shooting’.
‘To me, he’s my backbone,’ Kendric Holmes, the victim’s brother, told ABC13. ‘To his whole family, whenever problems go down, he’ll be right there to pick us all up.’
Come Monday, Kendric shared a short update on his Facebook page saying, ‘He pulling thru… I need you baby brother.’
Authorities said a grand jury will decided if any additional charges should be filed.