Man shoots daughters, Terrance Sherrod Roberson turned himself in to the Newton County Sheriff's Office shortly before 10 a.m. and was transported to Rockdale County Sheriff's Office around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday for the shooting of his 10-year daughter and estranged wife this morning outside of a Stockbridge day care center, according to Sgt. Jodi Shupe, a spokesperson for the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.
"He just walked into the sheriff's office and said 'I need to turn myself in, I shot someone,'" Shupe said.
NCSO spokesperson Lt. Keith Crum said Roberson did not have the weapon with him.
Shupe told The News that Roberson's wife had filed for divorce
yesterday after the two had been seperated for about a year. Roberson,
who has been staying in DeKalb County since the seperation, is the
step-father of the 10-year old victim.
The man approached his estranged wife and daughter outside of Little
Mountain Christian Academy, 3144 Ga. Highway 155, around 6:30 a.m. and
then shot them before fleeing in a vehicle.
The mother and daughter were both taken to Atlanta area hospitals, by
helicopter and ambulance respectively, and were in critical condition
this morning, Shupe said; their present condition was not known.
The daughter was reportedly being dropped off at the day care center
until a bus could pick her up and take her to Lorraine Elementary
School, according to Shupe.
The pair was shot as the mother was taking the child out of the car
as part of their daily routine. According to Shupe, the mother typically
drops off the child at 6:25 a.m. and she is then picked up by buss to
go to school at 6:44 a.m.
The husband and wife had been estranged for about a year.