On Friday, December 16, 2022, Detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office sought warrants in the shooting death of 23-year-old, Theodore Hill. Marvin Arnold has been charged with reckless manslaughter and certain persons forbidden to carry a firearm. According to the investigation, shots were fired from a vehicle that was passing the 5th Street NW home where Arnold and Hill were celebrating Thanksgiving. The victim and Arnold had gone outside of the home to return fire at the passing vehicle. The victim was inadvertently killed by bullets Arnold fired. Arnold is being held on a $75,000.00 bond.
The circumstances surrounding this situation are incredibly upsetting. There are now two lives and two families who will never be the same. One life was lost, the other will be forever changed at the loss of a friend and possible incarceration. This is further evidence that only responsible, safety-conscious individuals should possess firearms. One must consider that once the bullet leaves a weapon, it cannot be recalled. There are no do-overs, no fresh set of lives. This is not a video game. It is real life and mishandling a firearm can take or change the lives of anyone in the path of that bullet.