Barber and dad to two children shot and killed during an armed robbery, suspect arrested

Source: GoFundMe; Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 25 2022, Published 7:51 p.m. ET

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A local barber and father of two was shot and killed earlier this month and police now say they have arrested a suspect in connection to the killing.

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Talmage Leroy Roberson is accused of killing Roennell Cherry on Feb. 17, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The shooting happened during an armed robbery at an Austell, Georgia home.

Roberson was arrested on Feb. 24 and charged with murder and aggravated assault, according to the Journal-Constitution. Roberson is being held without bond.

Investigators have not said if the two men knew each other before the shooting.

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The Journal-Constitution reported that Roberson was released from prison in July after serving four years for an aggravated assault and home invasion.


Family and friends created a GoFundMe page for Cherry after his death. Money is being raised to help with funeral costs.

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“Meechie enjoy being a Barber but most of all he loved being a father. We are all heart broken and lost for word that he will no longer be with us physically,” the page read.

Source: GoFundMe; Cobb County Sheriff's Office

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