Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth's 40-year-old brother, Jack Manigault, was shot in the head Sunday in Youngstown, Ohio.
Manigault was home with his 34-year-old girlfriend when the woman's former boyfriend, 22-year-old Marco Cardenas, forced his way into the house past two juveniles and entered a bedroom where Manigault and the woman were sleeping, the Youngstown Vindicator said citing police reports.
Several shots were fired, and Manigault ran from the room and collapsed with a gunshot wound to the head, the Vindicator continued.
Mangiault's 34-year-old girlfriend told police that Cardenas hit her on the head with the gun and tried to shoot Manigault again before the two juveniles forced him to leave the house.
Cardenas is currently in the middle of a two-year probation sentence for a felony-breaking-and-entering charge. He was arrested Sunday and arraigned Tuesday on charges of the murder of Jack Manigault, felonious assault and aggravated burglary. He pleas not guilty and is being held on a $5 million bond.
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth issued a statement about her brother's murder Monday from her Washington publicist's office.
My brother was so special to us! We loved him unconditionally, she said in the statement. And we were so proud of him when he turned his life around and gave his life to God two years ago... We thank everyone for their amazing outpouring of support surrounding the tragic death of my brother Jack ... Right now it is an extremely difficult time and we ask that you allow family privacy to grieve and make all necessary arrangements.
Prior to his death, Omarosa's brother faced his own legal issues. He received a two and a half year prison sentence in 1999 for aggravated assault. In 2003, he was also convicted of obstructing official business and was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, drug possession and illegal possession of a weapon.