An arrest warrant has been issued for Cassandra Nickcole Damper, the 25-year-old Houston woman who shot Devyn Holmes in the head at point-blank range while streaming from the front-seat of a parked vehicle on Facebook Live.
Damper was charged with fabricating police statements and tampering with evidence early Monday morning after she lied to police about how the shooting occurred and attempted to wipe gunshot residue from her hands. Damper was arrested at the scene and booked, and later released on bond.
Damper, who appeared in court Tuesday to answer to initial charges has now been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.
The shooting, which took place in a gas station parking lot around 3 am Easter morning, involved Damper, a man who uses the alias Cadillac Coleman, and Devyn Holmes. According to police reports, Damper told investigators that Holmes pointed a loaded gun to his head and pulled the trigger. Police were later informed by diligent citizens who had witnessed the shooting on Facebook that the gunshot wound was not self-inflicted, and that Damper had shot Holmes. Damper was additionally charged with fabricating statements after investigators reviewed the video. Police announced Monday afternoon that they had presented the case to a grand jury to see if additional charges could be filed.
The additional charge against Damper were filed Tuesday night and announced Wednesday morning. A warrant has been issued for her arrest. Damper is expected to turn herself in.
Devyn Holmes is still hospitalized and in a coma following his injury. His condition has stabilized, however medical professionals are saying they are unsure if he will recover. A GoFundMe has been set up by Holmes’ mother to assist with Devyn’s medical expenses and aftercare. The fundraiser has a goal of $100,000. $24,000 of the fundraiser’s goal has been met as of Wednesday, 1:30 pm Eastern.
Friends and family of Devyn Holmes are saying that the shooting was not accidental, and are pressing officials to charge Damper with attempted murder. Police are still investigating Coleman’s involvement in the shooting.