Houston Teen Kills Himself While Taking A Selfie With A Gun

A 19-year-old Houston man, a day
ahead of starting community college, accidentally killed himself Tuesday while
taking selfies with a gun. The gun blast hit Deleon Alonso Smith in the throat,
CNN affiliate KPRC reported.
Family members were shocked. “It’s
the worst feeling in my life,” Eric Douglas, the victim’s uncle said.
“It’s a numb feeling. It’s
still unbelievable,” Smith’s grandmother Alma Douglas told the station. “Yesterday
was my birthday and he came to wish me happy birthday, and then to hear this
kind of news.”

Investigators said Smith’s cousin
was in another room at the time the gun went off. The cousin told police they
found the gun earlier in the day. The police have however started investigation
into the shooting and how the gun was found.

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