Justin Carter, an up and comer on the country music scene, was accidentally shot and killed while filming a music video. He was only thirty-five years old at the time of his death.
Justin Carter, 35, died after a gun accidentally fired while he was filming a music video. His mother, Cindy McClellan, revealed that her son was filming a music video in Houston, Texas, on Saturday when a gun in his pocket "went off and caught my son in the corner of his eye."
"He was a wonderful artist," McClellan said. "He was the voice, he was the total package and we're trying to keep his legend [alive]."
Carter will be remembered by his two daughters, Dixie and Kaylee. The family set up a GoFundMe to help cover funeral costs and to bring Carter's body back from Houston to San Antonio for burial.
Carter was in the U.S. Army but it is unclear if he meets the qualifications for a military burial. His mother went on to say:
"He was a wonderful person, very loving and he loved our God very much," McClellan shared. "He had a Bible in his room, in the den, he had one in his truck. He gave to charities."
A post on his Facebook page informed fans of the tragic news. It read:
"Please keep Justin’s family in your prayers & give them privacy in this hard time. Justin is no longer with us, he has passed away. He will be missed by us all, he was always full of joy, laughter, and loved on so many people in his life. Justin appreciated all his fans and their support. Justin loved all of you. Thank you all for your support! We will have more details releasing soon on how you can help donate & help his family with burial and everything! Rest in heaven my brother!"