Who Was Marietta Matthews? Wiki, Biography, Age, Shot & Killed, Boyfriend, Suspect, Incident Detail

Marietta Matthews
Marietta Matthews

Marietta Matthews Biography, Wiki

Marietta Matthews was a young girl and her mother Tamiko Merriwether, 55 has shot killed by her boyfriend Nathan Rashad James, 24 before filming himself screaming ‘I’m sorry’ and turning the gun on himself during a standoff with SWAT in Texas over the weekend.

Police have not released the identities of anyone involved but the victims have been identified on social media as Marietta Matthews, and her mother Tamiko Merriwether, 55. The suspect is alleged to be her boyfriend Nathan Rashad James.


Marietta Matthews has died at the age of 25-years-old.

Shot & Killed By Her Boyfriend

Dallas police responded to an active shooter call in the 9800 block of Summerwood Circle around 4.30pm on Sunday.

According to a statement from the department, as officers approached the apartment building, a suspect fired shots at the officers, striking their marked squad car.

The officers backed off and immediately called for SWAT.

A 24-year-old man from Texas, identified as Nathan Rashad James, is believed to have killed his girlfriend and her mother, before taking his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot. The incident reportedly took place on Sunday, February 7, at a far northeast Dallas apartment complex, according to the Dallas Police Department. The police identified the victims as Marietta Matthews, 26, and her 55-year-old mother Tamiko Merriwether.

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Per Dallas News reports, the officers responded to a report around 4.30 pm of an active shooter at the apartment in the 9800 block of Summerwood Circle. The reports further state that as the cops approached the building, the alleged suspect fired shots at them, shattering a window of the squad car. The officers later called for a SWAT team and took cover. However, no police officer is said to have been injured in the firing and none of them used their weapons.

When SWAT arrived to the scene, they made ‘several’ attempts to get the suspect to surrender before entering the complex around 7pm.

Upon entry, the officers found two women and one man dead from gunshot wounds.

Authorities said ‘it does not appear that any officers discharged their weapons, nor were there any officers injured’.

Police did not confirm whether the suspect is the male who was found dead inside the apartment.

In an Instagram post, Matthews was identified as an alumnae of University of Central Missouri. She and her mom were reportedly shot with a semi-automatic shot gun.

Their killer then filmed himself on Instagram Live, screaming and pacing up and down, yelling he was sorry and that ‘he tried to leave’.

A portion of the video appears to show the suspect holding a weapon as he walked around the room.

James’ body was later found by police, alongside both Matthews, when they breached the apartment.

When DailyMail.com reached out to Dallas police, they said no other information was immediately available and that authorities are still investigating the shootings.

Who was Nathan Rashad James

Rashad James, 24, reportedly lived with his girlfriend Matthews and her mother Merriwether in the apartment where he was found dead. While not much detail about Rashad James has been made available, Matthews was identified as an alum of the University of Central Missouri. The report further states that they were shot with a semi-automatic gun.

Rashad James reportedly went live on Instagram after shooting his girlfriend and her mother. A portion of the clip shared by the Daily Mail shows him screaming and pacing up and down. He is heard yelling that he was sorry and that “he tried to leave”. The Dallas police are investigating the case and reportedly said they had no other information about the incident when approached.