Ice-T’s Grandson Charged in Shooting Death of Roommate: Report

Elyjah Marrow

Cobb County Sheriff

updated 06/28/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 06/28/2014 AT 11:45 AM ET

Rapper Ice-T’s grandson is in police custody after he accidentally shot and killed his roommate, according to news reports.

Elyjah Marrow, 19, was arrested Tuesday in Marietta, Georgia, and charged in the shooting death of Daryus Johnson, 19, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports.

Marrow was allegedly handling a gun when it discharged, fatally injuring Johnson, authorities say.

Police reportedly found Johnson unconscious at Bentley Manor Apartments, and he was later pronounced dead after being transported to a nearby hospital.

“Marrow was not using proper firearms safety when handling the gun,” Officer David Baldwin told The Marietta Daily Journal. “That reckless handling of the firearm is what led to Johnson being accidentally shot and eventually killed.”

Marrow, who appeared on Ice-T’s reality show Ice Loves Coco, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession of firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a stolen firearm, reckless conduct, and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

He is being detained at the Cobb County jail without bond, and an investigation is currently underway.

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