Ice-T is living his own crime drama with his grandson who was arrested for the fatal shooting of his 19-year-old roommate in the Georgia apartment the two shared. Elyjah Marrow, 19, who has appeared on Ice-T’s reality show “Ice loves Coco,” faces charges of involuntary manslaughter today, according to NME.com on July 28.
Marrow is being held in Cobb County jail with no bond. In addition to his charges of manslaughter, he is also facing charges of theft by receiving stolen property; purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of marijuana; reckless conduct and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to MSN Music today.
Daryus Johnson was shot when the gun that Marrow was holding accidentally went off. He was transported to an area hospital, where he died from his wounds. Police Officer David Baldwin said “Marrow’s reckless handling of the firearm is what led to Johnson being accidentally shot and killed.”
Marrow is the son of Ice-T’s daughter LeTesha and he was a regular on the reality show that follows Ice and his model wife, Coco Austin through the ins and outs of their daily life. Besides his reality show, the rapper turned actor has done well in Hollywood. He has played the role of Detectivie Odafin Tutuola in “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” for a decade and a half.
Ice-T is a real family man, which is seen over and over again during his reality show episodes. This tragic accident must weigh heavy on the actor today. This story of Ice’s grandson being arrested in Cobb County was first broke by TMZ, when someone on staff recognized Marrow as Ice’s grandson.
The “accidental squeeze of a trigger” is how a spokesperson from the Marietta, Georgia Police Department described this incident. That one second accident has changed so many lives forever.
Along with the victim’s family, this will be something that Marrow will most likely carry with him for the rest of his life and some of that time will most likely be spent behind bars. Most of all a 19-year-old has been shot and killed before he’s even experienced most of what life has to offer.