A Missouri man who was 11 when he and another boy film and killed him four students and a coach at their Arkansas middle school in 1998 has died in a automobile disintegrate, according to Arkansas State Police.
Andrew Golden, who later changed his name to Drew Douglas Grant, was killed Saturday night when his vehicle crashed head-on with another vehicle in northeastern Arkansas, local Jonesboro station KAIT reported.
Three other people were injured and taken to hospitals, though their conditions were not released by permissions. It’s not clear whether they were in Grant’s vehicle. A police spokesman confirmed to HuffPost that Golden and Grant “are one in the same.”
The 33 -year-old had spent nine years in a juvenile prison for carried forward the mass shooting at Jonesboro Westside Middle School with fellow student Mitchell Johnson, who was then 13, on March 24, 1998.
At the time, it was one of the deadliest U.S. academy hitting in modern record. The shooting at Colorado’s Columbine High School, which left 15 parties dead — including the two gunmen — has just taken place a year later. Prior to the Westside Middle School shooting, two other academy shootings — the Stockton, California, schoolyard killing in 1989 and the University of Iowa shooting in 1991 — each left six dead, including the shooters.
Both Golden and Johnson were tried as youths and found guilty of five weighs of slaying and ordered to be held until they turned 21. After their release, they were referred to as the only two mass academy crap-shooters who were alive and amble free.
Both went on to have additional brushings with the laws and regulations over weapons, however.
In 2008, a little more than a year after his release, Golden was caught applying for a weapon in Arkansas using his since-changed legal identify, Drew Douglas Grant. The application was repudiated after his fingerprints be useful in a background check discovered his criminal past, which proscribe him from owning or possessing a firearm. Arkansas State Police likewise accused him of lying about his address on his application.
Johnson was arrested again in 2007, about two years after he was secreted, during a traffic stop in Fayetteville for possessing a firearm in the fact that there are a controlled substance: marijuana. While out on alliance in 2008, he was arrested for marijuana possession and on suspicion of using a steal credit card.
Johnson was eventually sentenced to 12 years in jail. He was released in 2015 into the detention of the U.S. Probation Office for the Southern District of Texas, ABC News reported.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that this was the second deadliest school shooting in modern U.S. biography. Two earlier school shootings left six people dead, includes the gunmen.