19 Year Old Shoots Himself To Death Taking A Selfie With A Loaded Gun


Deleon Alonso Smith
Deleon Alonso Smith

A 19 year old in Houston, Texas, has died after getting shot whilst fooling around with a loaded gun trying to take a selfie.

Deleon Alonso Smith, a 19-year-old father of two, was fooling around with the loaded weapon when it went off Tuesday afternoon.

The gun shot him in the throat, wounding him fatally.

KPRC 2 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.

Family members said Smith has two young children and was starting college Wednesday.

Investigators said Smith’s cousin was in the apartment but in another room when it happened. The cousin told police they found the gun earlier Tuesday, but investigators are working to find out where.



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