The shooter could be seen waving the gun around the car, while another passenger claimed it wasn't loaded, before the gun went off.
A Facebook live video caught the moment that a woman shot a man in the head while playing with a loaded gun in Houston, Texas early Sunday morning.
The video begins with victim Devyn Holmes, shooter Cassandra Damper, and another unnamed man sitting in a parked car. Damper sits in the passenger seat while Holmes sits in the driver’s seat. The unnamed man sits in the back.
As the three are talking, Damper pulls out a gun, says something to the camera and points the gun at it. Holmes can be seen putting his hand on the gun as well, seemingly pushing it down.
“You’re making me nervous,” he says, as Damper waves the gun around the car, pointing it at each of the men.
“It ain’t got no clip, bud,” the other man is heard saying. A second later, the gun fires. Holmes slumps over, as blood pools on his shoulder, staining his white t-shirt.
Damper and the unnamed man can be seen fleeing the car before the end of the video as Holmes struggles to breathe.
Five minutes after the shooting, police arrived on the scene. Holmes was taken to the Ben Taub Hospital where he remains alive but on life support.
Damper was arrested after trying to wipe gunshot residue off of her hands. She was booked on charges of tampering or fabricating evidence. At first, she told police first that Holmes had shot himself, then, that she shot him, but didn’t know the gun was loaded. She was released on $2,500 bond and is due back in court next week, where authorities say a grand jury will decide whether further charges will be brought against her.
After the hearing, Holmes’ mother Sheree Holmes was interviewed by the press outside. In her statement, she claimed that the shooting was not, as Damper claimed, an accident.
“It was stupid and it was irresponsible. I think it was intended,” Sheree said. “She also said he did it himself…she also washed her hands. Do you wash your hands after an accident? Why would you cover up an accident? You cover up a crime, you don’t cover up an accident.”