DARWIN AWARD: Man Dies After He Shoots Himself While Taking Selfies with Gun

Published on September 4, 2015

Gun safety 101: don’t take a selfie with a gun. Duh.

HOUSTON – A man posing with a gun and taking selfies was killed when the gun went off and struck him in southwest Houston, police said.

Family members said the victim is 19-year-old Deleon Alonso Smith.

Investigators said Smith was taking selfies with a gun at an apartment in the 9800 block of Forum Park Drive and Bissonnet around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when the gun accidentally went off, shooting the 19-year-old in the throat and killing him.

“It’s the worst feeling in my life,” said the victim’s uncle Eric Douglas.

Read more: Click 2 Houston

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