Devyn Holmes is in Ben Taub Hospital in serious condition after he was shot in the head during a Facebook Live session. Devyn’s father took to Facebook provide an update on the Houston man’s health.
On Monday, he wrote, “Hey. Got some positive vibes for you. He was alert, responding to command physically and breathing more on his own then yesterday. Now that’s some news you can repost. My lil mans a gentleman, scholar and a warrior.”
Today, he wrote, “Good morning everyone,I just want to say the prayers, love, testimonies are extraordinary from my friends as well all the people from all over the world that have reached out to me and my family in this time in my son’s life.Thank you very very kindly and much and continue to know that we extremely and immensely appreciate the love.He’s on his road to recovery and your love and genuine concerns make that process all the more smooth. God bless you all.”
Cassandra Damper has been charged in the shooting.
Cassandra, 25, was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence.
The shooting happened in the parking lot of a Valero gas station. Devyn, Cassandra and another man were sitting inside the vehicle when the gun went off.
Cassandra was playing with two guns when it discharged.
“You’re making me nervous,” Devyn said.
“It ain’t got no clip, bud,” a man seated in the back of the vehicle states in the video.
“Hey, where you from again…?” Devyn asks Cassandra.
“You see what we doing to lying a*s h---, we draw down, we draw down on dem h---…say something b***h!,” Damper says playfully only seconds before she shoots a bullet into Devyn’s head.
Houston Police wrote on Twitter the Harris County District Attorney would refer the case to a grand jury for determination of other possible charges.
UPDATE: We are aware of the video circulating on social media. The woman in the video has been charged w/ tampering/fabricating evidence. @HarrisCountyDAO will refer the case to a grand jury for determination of other possible charges. More details here https://t.co/4LhPnRomRS pic.twitter.com/2eu4lG1THw
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) April 2, 2018
“The disturbance appeared to be kids playing with guns,” Houston police Detective John Roberts told KHOU 11.
Shooting Investigation: 5200 Almeda. Male shot himself in head. Transported to Ben Taub.#hounews CC8
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) April 1, 2018
“The person that shot him says it was an accident,” Roberts added.
The case will likely be referred to a grand jury, Roberts said.
A woman who claims to know Devyn took to Facebook to provide people an update on his condition.
“Devyn Holmes is breathing and responding on his own! God is working. And prayers are still coming.”