Ga. deputy killed at home by suicidal gunman

When the deputy opened the door, the suspect shot and killed him before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide


By PoliceOne Staff

GREENE COUNTY, Ga. — Chief Deputy Kevin Roberts was shot and killed at his home by the target of a narcotics investigation the sheriff's office was undertaking.

The subject had gone to his home and knocked on the door at about 8:30 am on a Sunday morning. When Chief Deputy Roberts answered the door he was fatally shot by the man, who then killed himself.

Chief Deputy Roberts had served with the Greene County Sheriff's Office for 10 years. He had a total of 30 years of law enforcement experience and had previously served with the Union Point Police Department and Greensboro Police Department. He is survived by his wife, two children, and grandchildren.

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