Man shot in head on Facebook Live by woman playing with loaded gun

Devyn Holmes left fighting for life after incident in Houston petrol station

Tom Embury-Dennis@tomemburyd
Tuesday 03 April 2018 10:40
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Man shot in the head on Facebook live while friend played with a loaded gun

A man is fighting for his life after being shot in the head by a woman who was playing with a loaded handgun while live on Facebook.

Footage of the incident, which shows the moment Devyn Holmes was shot in the early hours of Sunday morning, has been viewed thousands of times on social media.

Cassandra Damper, 25, was arrested following the shooting at a petrol station in Houston, Texas.

The Facebook Live broadcast shows a man in the back of a vehicle place a handgun between Mr Holmes and a woman, who police say is Ms Damper, both sitting in the front.

The woman picks up the gun and points it towards the camera.

“You’re making me nervous,” Mr Holmes says as he grabs her hand.

The man in the back says “She ain’t got no clip, blud,” before the woman tells Mr Holmes, “Say something, b****,” and pulls the trigger, shooting the 26-year-old father in the head.

The footage ends with the woman and the man in the back fleeing the car as Mr Holmes, who has blood pouring onto his shirt, struggles to breath.

Ms Damper has been charged with tampering or fabricating evidence after police said she tried to wipe gun residue that may have been on her hands.

She told police she thought the weapon was unloaded, according to Click 2 Houston.

Authorities said a grand jury will decide if any further charges should be brought in the case.

Mr Holmes is on life support in Ben Taub Hospital, Houston.

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