Elyjah Marrow of Marietta is charged with involuntary manslaughter after police say he killed Daryus Johnson, 19, of Marietta on Tuesday afternoon at the Bentley Manor Apartments near the intersection of Bentley and Delk roads.
“Marrow was not using proper firearms safety when handling the gun,” said Officer David Baldwin with Marietta police. “That reckless handling of the firearm is what led to Johnson being accidentally shot and eventually killed.”
Johnson was transported to Kennestone Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from an apparent gunshot wound, Baldwin said.
Marrow is also being charged with possession of a firearm while committing a felony, reckless conduct, possession of a stolen firearm and intent to distribute marijuana. He is being held in the Cobb County jail without bond.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Jonnie Moeller at (770) 794-2366 or the Anonymous Tip Line at (770) 794-6990.