Man taking selfies with gun accidentally shoots, kills himself

A young Texas father accidentally shot and killed himself after taking selfies with a loaded gun, according to police.

Deleon Alonso Smith was killed when the gun he was posing with went off.

“It’s just crazy how somebody could be here one minute, and in seconds, they’re gone,” said Daisha Jones, the victim’s sister. “It wasn’t like he was trying to do it on purpose. No, he was not trying to kill himself.”

Smith’s cousin was in the apartment at the time of his death but was in another room. The cousin found the gun, but it did not belong to them.

Smith, 19, had two young children and was just getting ready to start college Wednesday.