Cassandra Damper is now free after she made headlines for shooting a man in the head on Facebook Live on Easter Sunday. She was released on $2,500 bond.
Cassandra’s release came with stipulations she wear and ankle monitor and be home by curfew.
The #Houston woman accused of shooting a man in the head on Facebook live appeared in court yesterday afternoon. #CassandraDamper initially lied to authorities about shooting #DevynHolmes and also tried to wipe off the gun residues her hands. #DevynHolmes mom believes the shooting was intentional. Do you think the shooting was an accident or nah? 🤔 Let us know in the comment section 👇🏾 | Click link in bio for story
Cassandra, 25, faces an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge. She was initially charged Sunday, April 1 with tampering with evidence for trying to wipe off her hands before testing for gunpowder residue.
Devyn’s mother, Sheree Holmes, was upset with Cassandra’s low bond amount.
“A $2,500 bond — people get more for smoking weed,” Sheree told ABC 13 Houston. “My son is fighting for his life and she is walking around free.”
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 that 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.
Devyn’s father, Allen Tyler, 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.”
Wednesday, 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.”