February 10, 2015
A teenager who allegedly shot a fellow school pupil in the face before posing with his body in a Snapchat selfie has been charged with murder in the US.
The 16-year-old boy is accused of murdering Ryan Mangan, 16, at his home in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday.
He was arrested after police were given a copy of the photo, which had been sent to another boy through the phone app that automatically deletes messages within seconds unless they are saved.
“(Police) received a copy of the photo which depicted the victim sitting in the chair with a gunshot wound to the face,” said an affidavit seen by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. “It also depicts a black male taking the ‘selfie,’ with his face facing the camera and the victim behind.”
The suspect has been charged with first-degree murder, homicide and possession of a firearm by a minor.
Ryan, who went to Jeannette High School with his alleged killer, is being buried today.
A GoFundMe page set up by a family friend in the wake of his death has so far raised more than $5,000 (£3,000) to help his family with funeral costs.