Man shot in the head on Facebook Live as friends mess with guns in a car. Police share details

Cheryl Kahla
Apr 03, 2018
06:10 A.M.
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He was heard saying that the gun made him nervous seconds before he was shot in the head during a Facebook Live recording. 


The 26-year-old Devyn Holmes from Houston was shot at 2:30 am while sitting in a vehicle with his friends at the Southmore Boulevard Valero gas station on April 1, 2018. 

As reported by Fox News, other occupants in the vehicle 'were playing with two handguns.' Holmes is on life support at the Ben Taub Hospital. 

According to police reports, Holmes' 25-year-old friend, Cassandra Damper was handling the weapon when the shot was fired. 


She pointed the gun at her friends and '[waved] it around in the car.' Holmes told her that the gun made him nervous. He also tried to stop her from pointing the gun at him. 

According to NY Post, Damper responded that gun didn't have a clip. The footage doesn't show the moment he was shot, but the gunshot can be heard in the background. 

Holmes, who was sitting in the passenger seat, can be seen slumped over and covered in blood. The two other passengers then exit the vehicle. 

He was rushed to the hospital and remains in a critical condition. Damper was arrested and interviewed by officials. She claimed that she didn't realize the gun was loaded. 


As reported by Click2Houston, she was arrested 'after she tried to wipe off any gunshot residue that may have been on her hands,' and was charged with tampering of evidence. 

Damper's case will be referred to a grand jury, and additional charges may still be filed. The third passenger, an unnamed man in his twenties, has not been charged. 

The video has since gone viral and is being shared on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms.