JEANNETTE, Pa. – Police say a selfie led them to charge a teenager in connection with the shooting death of another teen in Pennsylvania.
According to WPXI, 16-year-old Maxwell Morton was charged as an adult in the shooting death of 16-year-old Ryan Mangan.
The selfie allegedly shows Morton posing in front of Mangan’s body.
Police say a woman called the police after her son received a Snapchat photo from Morton.
According to the police affidavit, the selfie “depicted the victim sitting in the chair with a gunshot wound to the face … It also depicts a black male taking the selfie with his face facing the camera and the victim behind the actor. The photo had the name ‘Maxwell’ across the top.”
The mother also reportedly told police that her son received messages from Morton stating, “Told you I cleaned up the shells,” and “Ryan was not the last one.”
Morton allegedly confessed to shooting Mangan with a 9 mm handgun.
According to WPXI, the teen is charged with criminal homicide and murder in the first degree.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Mangan’s family with funeral expenses.