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21-year-old man dies after waving gun around and accidentally shooting himself in the head

By Mason White 6:50 PM November 22, 2016
Kavon Antoan Cooper 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) Police were called to a McDonald’s parking lot after a man accidentally shot himself while waving a gun.

21-year-old Kavon Antoan Cooper of Virginia, shot himself in the head after waving the gun around while sitting in a car, state police said.

Police said that Cooper was riding in a car with two other men when he accidentally shot himself at 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, according to police.

The driver immediately took an exit off the I-85 and pulled into a McDonald’s parking lot, where he called police.

When rescue workers arrived, they were unable to save Cooper, and he was pronounced dead.

The driver and the other passenger were not injured during the shooting.