Man killed after gun accidentally goes off in west Houston, police say

Police said the man was sitting the gun down on the table.

HOUSTON – A 28-year-old man is dead after a gun accidentally went off inside a residence in west Houston Wednesday, police said.

Officers said it happened just before 9 p.m. in the 15100 block of Richmond Avenue.

Houston Fire Department paramedics transported him to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say based on surveillance footage, it appears the gun discharged after the man sat it down on a table or counter.

According to investigators, two other people who were inside the home at the time are cooperating with investigators.

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