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Former Falcon, Lawrenceville resident charged with murder

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Former Atlanta Falcon Glenn Sharpe was arrested at his Lawrenceville home Thursday and charged with murder in connection to a DeKalb County shooting death earlier this month.

Sharpe, who will turn 28 Monday, is accused of shooting Christopher Galloway three times during a Monday altercation on Russwood Avenue in Stone Mountain. He was arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Fugitive Squad at his home on Fern View Drive in Lawrenceville without incident, sheriff's department spokesman Sgt. Adrion Bell said.

Sharpe was an undrafted free agent before beginning his NFL career by signing with the Falcons in 2008. He was on the New Orleans Saints practice squad when that team won the Super Bowl in 2010.

As a college player at the University of Miami, Sharpe was best known for a controversial pass interference call during the 2003 national championship game against Ohio State.

Specific details regarding the murder case were not immediately available Friday. Sharpe is being held at DeKalb County Jail.