Here's The Selfie That Cost This Teenage Father Of 2 His Life

A Houston, Texas, man accidentally killed himself while taking selfies with a gun.

Deleon Alonso Smith, 19, was at an apartment on Tuesday taking selfies with a gun when it accidentally went off and shot him in the throat.

Smith died from the bullet wound, Click 2 Houston reports.

"It's the worst feeling in my life," said the victim's uncle Eric Douglas.

"It's a numb feeling. It's still unbelievable. Yesterday was my birthday and he came to wish me happy birthday, and now this kind of news," said Smith's grandmother Alma Douglas.

Smith’s cousin, who was in a separate room of the apartment when the shooting happened, said they found the gun earlier that day, Opposing Views reports.

Police are trying to find out where the gun was found.

Smith did not think the gun was loaded, according to police.

Smith is the father of two young children and planned to start college this week.

Sources: Click 2 HoustonOpposing Views / Photo Source: Opposing Views


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