So tragic. Ice-T’s grandson Elyjah Marrow has reportedly been arrested after he accidentally shot and killed his 19-year-old roommate on June 24.
Elyjah Marrow, 19, was playing around with a handgun in his Marietta, Ga. apartment on June 24 when he accidentally fired the weapon, killing his roommate Daryus Johnson, also 19, according to police.
Ice T Grandson Arrested: Elyjah Marrow Accidentally Shoots & Kills Roommate
What a strange and very sad story. Authorities have confirmed to TMZ that Elyjah, who has appeared on his grandfather Ice-T‘s reality TV series, Ice Loves Coco, unintentionally shot and killed his roommate on June 24.
After the incident, Daryus was rushed to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Elyjah is currently in police custody, and has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and possession of a stolen firearm, TMZ reports.
Police: Elyjah Marrow Was Not Being Safe When Handling His Gun
Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin tells the Marietta Daly Journal that Daryus’ death could have been avoided had Elyjah been practicing proper gun safety.
“Marrow was not using proper firearms safety when handling the gun,” he explains. “That reckless handling of the firearm is what led to Johnson being accidentally shot and eventually killed.”
Ice-T has yet to comment on his grandson’s arrest, but he has spoken out against gun control in the past, after the 2012 Aurora, Colo. movie theater massacre. “I’ll give up my gun when everybody else does,” he told Channel 4 London News at the time. “If there were guns here, would you want to be the only one without one?”
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— Tierney McAfee