Police: Reckless handling of firearm led to shooting death in Colorado City

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COLORADO CITY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A man was shot and killed in Colorado City when one of his acquaintances mishandled a gun while in a car Saturday night. 

Jashawn Dameron, 21, was transported from the scene of the crime on the 300 block of West 6th Street around 7:30 p.m. He died while receiving treatment at a local hospital.

A press release states Dameron was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle when the person sitting behind him, Devante Martise Emerson, 19, began mishandling a revolver, causing it to discharge and strike Dameron in the back.

Emerson was charged with Manslaughter after he turned himself into the Colorado City Police Department. 

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