Ice-T’s grandson, Elyjah Marrow, was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter for the accidental shooting death of his roommate on Tuesday in Cobb County, Georgia.
Police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the 19-year-old was “recklessly handling” a handgun on Tuesday afternoon when it went off, fatally shooting Daryus Johnson, also 19. Police found Johnson unconscious in their apartment; he was transported to WellStar Kennstone Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“Marrow was not using proper firearms safety when handling the gun,” Officer David Baldwin of the Marietta police told the Marietta Daily Journal. “That reckless handling of the firearm is what led to Johnson being accidentally shot and eventually killed.”
Marrow is being held in the Cobb County jail as police continue their investigation. In addition to involuntary manslaughter, Marrow also faces charges of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, reckless conduct, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of a stolen firearm.
Marrow is the son of Ice-T’ daughter LeTesha, and he regularly appeared in his grandfather’s reality TV show Ice Loves Coco.