Cobb County

‘Accidental’ shooting that left man dead during music video shoot was no accident, prosecutors say

MARIETTA, Ga. — Police say a man was shot and killed while recording a music video and he was working with the suspected shooter.

The alleged shooter claims they were all just making a video and the gun went off accidentally, but the prosecutor insists that although they were making a video, the shooting was intentional.

Shalik Burkhead, 20, was shot and killed outside the Dosbros Fresh Mexican Grill on Barrett Parkway.

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People who Channel 2′s Michele Newell spoke with in the area told her they are tired of the overall violence.

“We have a problem in this country. We have a whole generation of people that have kind of moved away from moral obligations to society,” said Chuck Zaremba, who lives near where the shooting happened.


The alleged shooter told police the rifle he was holding accidently went off while filming a music video that was supposed to show a staged armed robbery that he was a part of with the victim and three others.

“The way I see everything right now, is we’ve kind of entered this state of lawlessness in this country where people just think they can get away with all this stuff,” Zaremba said.

Terrence Speer and Antoine Malone are facing charges that include murder and armed robbery.

During a probable cause hearing Thursday for Speer, the lead detective who took the stand said security cameras captured the group dancing with guns and later showed Speer and Malone shoving a rifle into the victim’s head twice, then Speer is seen stealing a gun from the victim and took off with two others.

The judge ruled that there is enough evidence against Speer for the criminal case to continue and he was denied bond.