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One teen is dead, another in jail after accidental shooting in Marietta

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A 19-year-old was shot to death Tuesday afternoon in Marietta and police said he was shot by another teen who was allegedly handling a gun recklessly.

Elyjah Marrow, 19, of Marietta, was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Daryus Johnson, of Marietta, according to Marietta police. He was also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; reckless conduct; possession of a stolen firearm, and VGCSA with the intent to distribute marijuana, police spokesman Officer David Baldwin said Wednesday.

The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. at the Bentley Manor Apartments at 2605 Bentley Road, police said. Officers responded to the complex after someone called 911 to report a person down, Baldwin said.

When officers arrived they found Johnson unconscious on the floor of the apartment, Baldwin said. Johnson was treated and transported to Kennestone Hospital where he was pronounced dead from an apparent gunshot wound, the spokesman said.

Investigators said Johnson and Marrow were in the apartment when Marrow was allegedly handling a handgun recklessly. Marrow fired the handgun and accidently shot Johnson, police said. But they have not said who lived at the apartment or who stole the gun. It was also unclear what kind of firearm was used.

Marrow was being held in the Cobb County Jail Wednesday 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.

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