Snapchat has been reeling from a decline in daily active users (“DAUs”) and consistent cash burn. The Shock Exchange has questioned whether the business model actually works. The latest news that a person accidentally killed somewhere while posing on Snapchat will not help matters. Autumn King of is being held in a jail near Austin, TX on charges of manslaughter:
Investigators say a Texas woman is facing manslaughter charges after accidentally shooting her boyfriend when she pointed a rifle at him while posing for a photo.
Travis County jail records indicate 20-year-old Autumn King was being held Tuesday on a $200,000 bond.
Austin police say the shooting occurred at the couple’s home on Dec. 23. Investigators allege that King said she aimed the rifle at her boyfriend, 26-year-old Eric Charles Allen, as he held her cellphone and prepared to take a photo to post online.
King told officers, “she had the rifle pointed towards Eric and that the assault rifle ‘went off,'” according to an affidavit obtained by KXAN. “Autumn said that Eric dropped to the ground, but Autumn thought that Eric was ‘playing,’ and she told him to get up.”
“She said, ‘I didn’t even pull it (the trigger), I just barely touched it,'” officials said King told them as part of her statement. She later told investigators, “she was trying to be like Bonnie and Clyde.”
King said Allen told her his guns were always unloaded.
This story sounds rather fishy. A phone found at the scene contained a video of Allen and King arguing minutes before the 911 call was made. The video revealed the two discussed they had been cheating on each other. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.
There one million things you can do on Snapchat, but posing with a gun aimed at your boyfriend is not wise. If Snapchat keep bleeding cash, the public will not have to worry about “what to do on Snapchat” much longer. Where’s Rihanna?