The selfie “depicted the victim sitting in the chair with a gunshot wound to the face,” according to a police affidavit. “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 black male was identified by police as Morton, and a search warrant was served Friday, the affidavit stated. During the search, a 9 mm handgun was recovered, and Morton confessed that he used it to shoot Mangan, police said.
The affidavit further stated that the son of the woman who contacted police about the selfie received messages from Morton. The messages stated, "Told you I cleaned up the shells" and "Ryan was not the last one."
On Thursday evening, around 40 friends gathered for prayers and to comfort one another.
Close friends of Mangan said he was an outgoing, easygoing person.
“(He’s) always cracking jokes, always being goofy, always wanting to be funny – the class clown. (He) wanted all eyes on him,” said Francesca Malak, one of Mangan’s friends.
The teen was a junior at Jeannette High School.
“It’s just a shame that this happened,” said Taylor Wiltrout, another of Mangan’s friends.
Mangan’s friends said they’re having a difficult time understanding how anyone could justify such violence.
“There needs to be justice for him, and I hope and I pray for his mom every night because I couldn't imagine,” said Joscelyn Elias.
A GoFundMe account has been established to help Mangan's family with funeral expenses. Anyone wishing to make donations can click here.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.