On April 2nd, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. at a home in the 17600 block of San Juan, it is alleged that Hemphill and Cook were shooting a live video on Instagram while playing with a rifle with a bayonet. Hemphill gave the weapon to Cook, who was handling the bayonet when the gun discharged, striking Hemphill.
Hemphill suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Cook called 911 to the location and Hemphill was pronounced dead at the scene. Cook was placed under arrest, but was released pending the investigation of the case.
Cook has been charged with Careless Discharge Causing Injury or Death, a misdemeanor with a two year maximum penalty. Dawone Cook was arraigned last week in 36th District Court and is currently on a 20,000/10% bond. His is probable cause conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 8:30, and his preliminary examination is scheduled for May 14, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Deborah Lewis Langston in 36th District Court.