Teen (15) fataly shoots himself while taking selfie

Tez Jones

On Friday, June 3rd, 2016, a 15 year old boy fatally shot himself in the chest in Overland, MO, USA.

Reportedly the boy, who was identified as DaMontez “Tez” Jones, was trying to take a selfie when the gun accidentally discharged. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his right upper chest, and the shooting has been ruled an accident, police said.

The shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. Friday at a home in the 9500 block of Page Avenue. DaMontez was there with two older brothers, ages 16 and 17, and a younger half-sibling, Jones said. No adults were home. None of the children witnessed the shooting, police said.

DaMontez was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

The father of the boy, who lives elsewhere, said DaMontez found the gun at the home that his mother shares with her fiancé, and the gun belonged to the fiancé, who worked as a security guard.

Source: St. Louis Post

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