Off-duty firefighter helps save man after Facebook Live shooting

Firefighter Chas Martin treated Devyn Holmes after Cassandra Damper shot him in the head while playing with a gun during a Facebook Live video

By FireRescue1 Staff

HOUSTON — A firefighter is being credited with helping save a man’s life after he was shot in the head by a woman who was playing with a gun during a Facebook Live video.

ABC13 reported that firefighter Chas Martin was in a parking lot with a group of friends when he heard a single gunshot from a nearby gas station.

Police said Devyn Holmes was accidentally shot in the head while Cassandra Damper and another man played with guns during a live video that was posted on several social media sites.


Martin jumped into action and went to the car to check Holmes’ pulse.

"Sure enough, he was lying in the car, slumped over," he said.

Martin took Holmes out of the vehicle and began giving him chest compressions.

"I just went for what I knew. I just kept going, kept going, kept going, then I checked for a pulse again and his heart was pumping like a marathon runner," he said.

Holmes is now unconscious at the hospital, but in stable condition, according to his family.

Damper was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence after allegedly lying and saying Holmes shot himself. She is currently out on bond with an ankle monitor and curfew.

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