Rapper Ice-T‘s grandson, Elyjah Marrow, was arrested for accidentally shooting and killing his roommate at his Georgia apartment. It was believed that he was messing around with a handgun when he unintentionally shot Dayrus Johnson.
Police reportedly found Johnson unconscious at the apartments and he was then transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he was eventually pronounced dead.
“Marrow was not using proper firearms safety when handling the gun,” Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin told The Marietta Daily Journal. “The reckless handling of the firearm is what led to Johnson being accidentally show and eventually killed.”
The 19-year-old is not only faced with a charge of involuntary manslaughter, but he was also charged with possession of a stolen firearm and marijuana with the intent to distribute, theft of receiving stolen property, and misdemeanor charge for reckless conduct firearm.
Marrow’s ignorant gun behavior led to a tragic death of his roommate and time behind bars for him. If there is one thing he should have learned as a child, guns are not toys.