$10K reward offered in homicide of former NFL player Terrell Roberts

Reward offered in homicide of former NFL player Terrell Roberts
Photos courtesy of the Richmond Police Department

The Richmond Police Department on Wednesday announced it is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and charges of the person responsible for the murder of Terrell Roberts, an El Cerrito High graduate and football star who played defensive back in the NFL.

At about 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 11, Roberts, who played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2003-2005, was fatally shot at his grandmother’s home in the 1200 block of Fascination Circle, police said. The 38-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the days following the murder, detectives learned an unknown person came to the home to meet with Roberts and a dispute occurred during which Roberts was shot.

Terrell Roberts

Detectives were able to identify a person of interest, but more information and evidence is needed to prosecute this case, police said.

“Mr. Roberts’ family and detectives are asking any person with information to please contact the Richmond Police Department,” police said. “Any information may be
valuable, but is imperative that it is shared with detectives.”

Any person that may know anything about this crime is asked to contact Homicide Detective Mike Sagan at (510)620-6622, email him at [email protected] or contact Richmond’s anonymous tip line at (510) 307 T1PS (8177).