Woman accused of shooting man in head on Facebook Live facing new charge

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Woman charged in Facebook Live shooting turns herself in
Woman charged in Facebook Live shooting turns herself in.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The woman accused of shooting and seriously injuring a man during a Facebook Live video is facing a new charge.

Cassandra Damper is now charged with aggravated assault with reckless serious bodily injury.

She was previously charged with tampering with evidence after police said she tried to wipe off her hands before testing for gun powder residue.

Damper's attorney Monique Sparks confirmed the charges Wednesday morning.

The shooting happened on Easter Sunday around 2 a.m. at the Valero gas station on Almeda and Southmore in southwest Houston.

Police say the victim, Devyn Holmes, was inside of a parked car with Damper and another man who were playing with guns on Facebook Live.

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Devyn Holmes was left in critical condition after being shot accidentally by a woman playing with a gun outside a Houston gas station.

Authorities say Damper accidentally fired a shot, hitting Holmes in the head.

According to Holmes' mother, he was in stable condition after undergoing surgery at Ben Taub Hospital, at last check.

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Sheree Holmes said the woman accused of accidentally shooting her son is getting off too easy.

Damper appeared in court Tuesday afternoon.

She was out on bond and given an ankle monitor and curfew.

The district attorney said new charges were filed Tuesday night.

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