Horror moment bloke livestreams blowing his own face off with rifle on TikTok

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"I guess that's it" were an army veteran's chilling final words as he livestreamed blowing his own face off with a rifle.

Ronnie McNutt, 33, took to Facebook to livestream his gruesome suicide which went on to shock social media users who were reluctantly confronted with the bloodshed.

Urgent warnings were issued to young TikTok fans in the months following the US Army veteran's death in his Mississippi home on August 31, 2020 which he captured on his computer webcam.

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McNutt's closest pal, Joshua Steen tried to have Facebook shutdown the livestream after spotting his mate drunkenly wield a single-shot rifle which he initially misfired.

Worried Mr Steen called the police to his house and tried getting through to McNutt who only picked up to his equally concerned ex-girlfriend, only for an argument to break out.

McNutt hung up and told viewers of his livestream: "Hey guys, I guess that's it."

For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.

He then place the long gun under his chin and pulled the trigger to blast off his face all on camera which rolled long enough to see a dog wander into the room.

The Daily Star reported at the time that the disturbing video became so widespread that it appeared on the TikTok's "For You" trending homepage.

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Countless social media users claimed they unintentionally saw the clip, and have warned others not to click on the thumbnail (which shows a bearded man with glasses speaking to someone on the phone).

"If you see this guy on your FYP [For You page] please scroll up immediately, it's very gruesome and I highly suggest you stay away from TikTok for a while," one Twitter user said.

A TikTok spokesperson told us at the time: "On Sunday night, clips of a suicide that had been livestreamed on Facebook circulated on other platforms, including TikTok.

"Our systems have been automatically detecting and flagging these clips for violating our policies against content that displays, praises, glorifies, or promotes suicide.

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"We are banning accounts that repeatedly try to upload clips, and we appreciate our community members who've reported content and warned others against watching, engaging, or sharing such videos on any platform out of respect for the person and their family.

"If anyone in our community is struggling with thoughts of suicide or concerned about someone who is, we encourage them to seek support, and we provide access to hotlines directly from our app and in our Safety Centre."

Mr McNutt who served in Iraq, worked at a Toyota plant in Blue Springs, New Albany. There are unconfirmed reports that he had lost his job and broken up with his girlfriend before his suicide.

He was a member of Celebration Church Tupelo, which confirmed his death in a post on its Facebook page on September 1.

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"In the midst of a sudden tragedy that occurred last night, we grieve with the McNutt Family during this time because passing of our brother in Christ, Ronnie McNutt," it said.

"Ronnie will be missed by all who loved and knew him. He was very caring, committed, loyal, dependable, and eccentric. He served his church faithfully and was loved by many.

"Although events surrounding his death were tragic, we take comfort in our Creator, believing that because of Ronnie's confession and conversion as a believer in Christ Jesus, he is currently before our loving Father."

The church has launched an online fundraiser to raise money for Mr McNutt's family.

For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.


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