Former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Mr. Glenn Sharpe remained in the DeKalb County jail Tuesday without bond on charges he fatally shot a man.
Mr. Sharpe, 28, of 3345 Fern View, is accused of killing 25-year-old Christopher Galloway who was shot at his home near Stone Mountain, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Ms. Mekka Parish said.
The shooting happened on Feb. 20 at the Landmark at Mountain View Apartments at 4571 Russwood Ave., Ms. Parish said.
Mr. Galloway died the next day from his injuries, Ms. Parish said.
“Detectives believe an altercation inside the apartment prompted the shooting,” Ms. Parish said.
Investigators did not provide any details on what prompted the argument.
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s office arrested Mr. Sharpe Thursday afternoon at his Lawrenceville home without incident, the sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Adrion Bell said.
The ex-Falcon made his first court appearance Friday evening, where he formally heard the charges against him. Clad in an orange jail jumpsuit, he said nothing in court and as he was marched out of the courtroom to a police van waiting to take him to jail, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Mr. Sharpe is being held pending a bond hearing in DeKalb County Superior Court. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 28.
Mr. Sharpe played college football at the University of Miami before starting his professional career in 2008 with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent, the AJC reported. He was also signed by the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints, where he was on the practice squad when the Saints won the Super Bowl in 2010.
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