Teenage father kills himself while taking Instagram photo

Deleon Alonso Smith (Facebook)
Deleon Alonso Smith (Facebook)

Deleon Alonso Smith fatally wounded himself while attempting to take a picture. According to Click 2 Houston, Smith was at an apartment in southwest Houston when the incident occurred.

Shortly after noon, Smith, 19, began taking selfies while holding a gun. The image was eventually going to be uploaded to Instagram. However, the gun fired and Smith was accidentally struck in the throat. Family members rushed to his room and attempted CPR, but they could not revive the teen.


Smith’s cousin told authorities that they found the gun earlier that day and he carried it until the fatal accident.

Smith was a father of two and was scheduled to start college on Sept. 2.


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