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What You Don’t Know About Atlanta Gunman: Rico Marley Biography, Wiki, Age, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and More

Lucille Downer
Lucille Downer

Who is Rico Marley?

Rico Marley is a young Atlanta man who was reportedly after entering the Atlantic Station Publix grocery store jacked with five guns on March 24. He has been charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor punishable with up to 12 months in jail, and a $1,000 fine.

He will be taken to Fulton County jail for further processing.

According to a Channel 2 journalist Matt Johnson who looked into Marley’s background and shared that the man had a criminal record out of DeKalb County from three years ago for a simple assault charge that was dismissed on a technicality.

How old is Rico Marley?

Rico Marley is 22 years old as of the year 2021.

Rico Marley Atlanta, Georgia

One of the witnesses first observed Marley and alerted store management, who then called the police. Marley entered the store, located on Atlantic Drive North West just after 1.30 pm, and headed straight for the bathroom.

When he exited, he was already apprehended by the police.

He then faced a mental health evaluation on the scene by Grady EMS, a police statement said.

Rico Marley Mugshot

However, there’s no report of him pointing the weapons or using the weapons at all before police arrived.

Marley’s arrest comes just days after a mass shooting in Boulder left 10 dead and a nation on edge.

Rico Marley Footage

Cellphone footage taken by a local journalist and uploaded on Twitter shows Atlanta Police arrested a man in a blue hoodie at the scene.

Rico Marley Publix

According to Atlanta Journal-Constitution, at around 1:30 pm, Marley entered the Publix grocery store with a rifle, while the other four guns were concealed. The witness was Charles Russel, a driver for Instacart. Russel reportedly saw Marley in the bathroom and urged employees to dial 911.

According to Russel, Marley was wearing a white tee and black pants, but not the body armor. At the time of his arrest, images show Marley in what appears to be a blue hoodie. “To be able to stop it, if it were going to be something, that’s what I cared about as it progressed,” Russell said.

The witness said he didn’t say anything Marley in the bathroom when he saw him. He said the man didn’t make an attempt to hide the AR-15. “The weapon was leaned up in the stall of the bathroom, and it was not in a case. I saw it clear as day. I just took my time to report it,” Russell said.

Rico Marley Gunman

Police did not say if he was licensed to carry and it is unclear at this time why he was carrying so many guns or where they came from. However, WSBTV reports that Marley had weapons carry license on him on March 24.  The two long guns and three pistols recovered from Marley have been entered into evidence.

As officers responded to the call, Atlantic Drive was closed to traffic and shoppers turned away from the store. Police also said that a ‘suspicious package’ was found at the same grocery store and is being investigated. It is unclear as of now if the package is linked to Marley.

No further information was provided.

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