TikTok influencer Rory Teasley has died at 28 after his boyfriend of 10 years allegedly strangled him throughout a battle over a video game, based on Michigan’s Oakland County Sheriff’s Department.
Officers went to an condominium in Pontiac, a northern suburb of metro Detroit, Thursday night time after Docquen Jovo Watkins known as 911 to report that he and Teasley had an altercation, local news outlet Click On Detroit reported. Watkins, 31, advised cops that he and his boyfriend had gotten right into a battle and that his Teasley was now “sleeping” on the sofa.
However, upon arriving at the scene, authorities found the TikTok creator unconscious and never respiration. The 28-year-old was rushed to the hospital, the place he was pronounced dead by medics.
According to the report, Watkins had reportedly choked Teasley throughout a dispute over the 2016 taking pictures game “Overwatch.” The boyfriend was subsequently charged with homicide and is being held without bond whereas he awaits a Jan. 18 court docket listening to for a possible trigger interference, based on Oakland County Jail information.
“We see far too often across the country these days when people resort to violence over trivial and insignificant disagreements,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard advised Click On Detroit. “There is never a reason where violence is acceptable over a disagreement. Those who do so will be held accountable.”
Authorities stated Watkins and Teasley had been collectively for 10 years.
The TikTok neighborhood was devastated over the influencer’s loss.
“Rip really hurt the city off this one you will be missed such a beautiful soul,” lamented one heartbroken commenter, whereas one other stated, “It’s sad you didn’t even get to make it to 30… we love u rory.”
One fan wrote, “The whole city is hurt but best believe justice will be served!!!! We luv you baby rest in power.”