Former NFL Star Terrell Roberts Shot Dead In Grandmothers Backyard
Former NFL star Terrell Roberts was allegedly shot to death in his own grandmothers backyard, according to reports.
The 38-year-old, who played as a defensive back for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2003-2005, was shot on Wednesday, September 11, when an intruder entered his grandmothers residence in Richmond, California.
According to Roberts family, he was not mixed up in anything bad and had a heart of gold.
Roberts grandmother said she knew some of his so-called friends, but she didnt recognise the intruder and why they would do such a thing, KPIX reports.
Officers arrived on the scene reportedly found Roberts in the backyard of the home, with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Richmond police Sergeant Enrik Melgoza.
Police report the shooting took place in the garage after a disturbance between the former NFL player and the intruder. Roberts is then believed to have stumbled out to the backyard, where police found him.
Authorities described the suspect as a black male, aged between 20 and 35, who is bald with a short beard, and weighs around 250 pounds. He was reportedly wearing a black t-shirt at the time. Police said they do not yet know whether Roberts knew the suspect or not.
Roberts, originally from Berkeley, California, went to El Cerrito High School and Oregon State University, before he was signed to the Cincinnati Bengals in 2003.
Roberts former teammates spoke about the tragic shooting on social media.
Shaun Smith, who also played for the Bengals, among others, said:
Man am tired of waking up everyday to bad news another one of my former teammates whats shot and killed rest easy Terrell Roberts one of the strongest DBs to play the game rest easy my boy
Man am tired of waking up everyday to bad news another one of my former teammates whats shot and killed rest easy Terrell Roberts one of the strongest DBs to play the game rest easy my boy pic.twitter.com/uzcDLC07LF
— shaun smith (@autumnsjs90) September 12, 2019
Coach Jonathan Smith wrote:
Im crushed to hear the news of the passing of my teammate and friend Terrell Roberts. Prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time.
Im crushed to hear the news of the passing of my teammate and friend Terrell Roberts. PrayersRead More – Source