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Georgia Chief Deputy Killed Answering Door at Home

November 15, 2010  | 

Chief Deputy Kevin Roberts was fatally shot in a murder-suicide at his home on Sunday. Photo via GCSO.

The Greene County (Ga.) Sheriff's second-in-command was fatally shot Sunday morning, after he answered the door at his Siloam home, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Chief Deputy Kevin Roberts, 48, was fatally shot by 37-year-old Sherman Ash Branch, the subject of a Greene County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) narcotics investigation. Branch then killed himself.

The chief deputy was not involved in the investigation, Sheriff Chris Houston has said.

On Monday, Sheriff Houston said Branch was "one of the biggest drug dealers" in the county and was potentially facing federal narcotics charges. Nine other suspects were arrested Sunday, reports WSB TV.

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Shelia Banks. @ 7/7/2012 7:48 AM

Chris Houston is full of shit an a dirty ass police . We all know he killed them. He nweds to b investigated. He was down with the drug trades. Sherman would not have killed Heavy. An damn sure wouldnt have killed hisself. It a set up. Ur going toHELL CHRUS HOUSTIN.

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