A woman believed to be Cassandra Damper was playing with a gun when it accidentally went off, shooting Devyn Holmes in the head. Here is what you need to know about the alleged shooter.
On late Saturday night (March 31, 2018), three people—Devyn Holmes, Cadillac Coleman, and Cassandra Damper—were sitting in a car when things turned deadly. They were at a Valero gas station off Southmore Boulevard in Houston, Texas.
The incident was recorded as a Facebook Live video on Coleman’s account. In the video, Holmes and Damper are in the front seat with a gun on the console, and Coleman is in the back seat.
Damper then takes hold of the gun and points it towards the camera. Holmes mentions being “nervous,” and looks as though he is trying to take the gun away from Damper.
However, she pulls the trigger and a bullet struck Holmes in the head. Houston police were called, and Holmes was taken to Ben Taub Hospital. He was reportedly in critical condition and on life support.
Shooting Investigation: 5200 Almeda. Male shot himself in head. Transported to Ben Taub.#hounews CC8
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) April 1, 2018
Who Is Cassandra Damper?
She was born on June 2, 1992, which makes her age now 26. Her Facebook page listed that she lived in Houston.
Damper had two Facebook profiles, which have since been deleted. The other one went by “Sandy Dee” and had Devyn Holmes and Cadillac Coleman listed as friends. At the time, it was not known how close she was to the victim.
When Was She Arrested?
Damper was booked by the Houston Police Department Southeast Jail on April 1, 2018. Her charges initially included homicide-related tampering with evidence.
After the gun was fired in the video, both Damper and Coleman are seen leaving the vehicle.
She was released from jail on a $2,500 bond, with an ankle monitor and curfew. But days later, Damper turned herself in to face a second charge of aggravated assault with reckless serious bodily injury. She posted a $25,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing, with the case reportedly being referred to a grand jury.
Damper made her latest appearance in court on August 13, 2018.