A Texas man who was accidentally shot in the head on Easter Sunday in a Facebook Live stream has spoken for the first time since the shooting.
Devyn Holmes’ family reported on a Facebook page devoted to his recovery that he whispered the word “alright.”
The post from Saturday said he is breathing on his own and that “he's not talking but he is communicating” while he is “steadily progressing.”
A few days before that post, Holmes’ mother Sheree Holmes confirmed to KTRK-TV in Houston that her son’s respirator was removed and that he was no longer on life support.
"The whole world. When I say the whole world, I've been getting prayers from everywhere. The whole world is praying for him and I really appreciate that," the mother said.
On Easter Sunday, Holmes was inside a car in Houston at a gas station with a male and female friend. The woman, Cassandra Nickcole Damper, 25, could be seen on a Facebook Live video playing with a gun before it accidentally discharged.
“Hey man, you’re making me nervous,” Holmes said in the clip before the gun went off.
Damper was charged with tampering with evidence and later released on $2,500 bond. Weeks later, she was additionally charged with aggravated assault with bodily injury in the shooting, according to the Houston Chronicle. She told police she didn’t know the gun was loaded. She maintains that the shooting was an accident.
[Photo: Facebook, Houston Police Department]