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Texas Man Kills Himself While Taking Selfie With Gun

Staff Report
Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - A 19-year-old Texas man is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself while posing for a selfie with a gun.
    
Deleon Alonso Smith died of a gunshot wound to the throat about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment in southwestern Houston.
    
Investigators say Smith had found a gun and was taking pictures of himself and a cousin holding the weapon and posting them to online when the gun discharged, killing Smith.
    
Investigators say the cousin was in another room when the gun fired.
 

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