Former Bengals DB Terrell Roberts shot and killed at grandmother's home

Terrell Roberts, ex-NFL player, shot dead in grandmother's backyard

Former Bengals cornerback Terrell Roberts was shot to death Wednesday while visiting his grandmother in Richmond, California, north of Oakland, his family told CBS San Francisco.

Officers reportedly arrived and found Roberts in the backyard with a gunshot wound in his chest. The football player was then pronounced dead at the scene.

Roberts then stumbled into the backyard and collapsed, which is where first responders located him on Wednesday, according to Melgoza. Roberts previously played in the NFL.

It is not yet known whether Roberts knew the suspect, who was described as a bald black man with a short beard in his 20s or early 30s, weighing about 250 pounds and wearing a black T-shirt, Melgoza said. He went undrafted in 2003 after a career at Oregon State in which he posted five interceptions.

Roberts played for two seasons in the National Football League, totaling 29 tackles, three pass deflections and an interception.

Loved ones and friends are paying tribute to Roberts.

Roberts family said he was not "mixed up in anything bad" and didn't know anyone who wanted to harm him. "Prayers to his family and friends during this hard time", Smith, now the current OSU football coach, wrote on Twitter.



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