Teen Charged With Shooting Classmate In Face, Taking Snapchat Selfie With Corpse

Maxwell Morton allegedly sent a horrifying Snapchat image that got him arrested. Astonishingly, Morton sent a selfie of himself with 16-year-old classmate Ryan Mangan after shooting him in the head. According to police, the text over the image read: “Told you I cleaned up the shells” and “Ryan was not the last one.”

The recipient saved the message, and sent it to police.

Mangan’s mother reportedly found her son in that same chair in the same pose at 6 p.m. that evening. She immediately called police. One of the detectives reportedly found a 9mm shell casing at the crime scene, but there was no sign of the gun. Police also found an image on Mangan’s phone of the victim holding a handgun, possibly the very one used to kill him.

Police obtained a search warrant and went over Morton’s home. During the search, a 9mm handgun was found underneath steps to the basement. That was the nail in the coffin for Morton’s freedom. With his parents present, police read Morton his rights. At that point, the teenager confessed to shooting Mangan. The motive remains unknown at this time, although the district attorney has reportedly stated that they do not believe the shooting was random.

Morton has been charged with criminal homicide, first-degree murder, and illegal possession of a 9mm handgun. He has been charged as an adult. Morton was denied bail, and remains in the county jail. His preliminary hearing is currently scheduled for February 19.

KDKA brings us this report:

Read more:
Jeannette 16-year-old faces murder charge in teen’s shooting death (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Jeannette teen, charged with killing another, took ‘selfie’ with body (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
16-Year-Old Charged, Allegedly Took Selfie With Dead Teen In Jeannette (KDKA)
Teen killed classmate and uploaded ‘selfie’ with the body to Snapchat, police say (The Washington Post)
Pennsylvania teen charged with murder after police find selfie he took after killing victim: report (NY Daily News)

Photo: Twitter/KDKA

  • fifi834


  • That guy gets the award…

  • Rose Marie Gayle

    This is a very disturbed kid. He needs some serious help. The family of this victim must be horrified. Maybe these two were involved romantically and it ended badly. So very sad

    • nwinburn

      Maybe you watch too much TV!

  • Pinky

    Rot in hell.

  • Tammy Alles

    OMG! Arrogant POS!! Oh he’ll get his and he won’t be arrogant no more! He’s a pretty boy and they like pretty boy’s in prison! Charged as an adult….good! 1st degree murder qualifies him for the death penalty! Prayers for the victim and his family!!

  • nonshopper

    What kind of reporting fails to tell you basic facts like WHERE this happened?

    • ella fynoe

      maybe all the story links around it saying “read more about the PENNSYLVANIA teen here” weren’t enough to give it away to you – but it apparently happened in Pennsylvania, looks like a suburb near Pittsburgh named Jeanette

      • Lynne Galley

        Correct This is located appox.30 miles east of Pittsburgh,Pa. and is also close to the Monroeville Mall shooting.The Franklin Regional school stabbing last year close by also, which many of the students were my employees.Becoming a bit fearful,as all these incidents are in 10 mile radius of me.

        • Hope

          Pennsylvania sounds a little out of control. I think it is a sign of the times that have came upon this nation.

      • nonshopper

        Basic journalism should cover what, when, where, how and why. Just sayin

    • Bobbi Wilson

      Sounds like the victims bedroom as it does state that the victims mother found him in the same chair and that same pose at 6:00 pm that same evening

  • Jara Matthews

    Ugly boy with an ego so fragile he would snuff out the life of a child.
    and then pose for selfies.
    Sick. Small. Hes pathetic.

  • Brina

    *Brina is staring at the screen in stupefaction* Wow.

  • Mike Salvato

    where is Al Sharpton and Obama

  • Bob210

    Jesse, Al and Barack want to remind you that Caucasian lives matter, yeah right.

    • fuck u faggot

      The boy was mixed so clearly his white half done it u racist dickhead trying to make everything a race issue until its actually a race issue then its we always wanna play the race card… Ignorance is rampant

      • Bob210

        Thank you for demonstrating the prevalence of ignorance by virtue of your comment. You must be blind (definitely not colorblind though) and you have my pity. You should seek professional help for your anger issues.

  • Michael Davis

    I hope this punk ends up married to whoever has the most cigarettes.