Marcus Antonio Beard
Photo: Cobb County District Attorney’s Office
Photo: Cobb County District Attorney’s Office

Man who shot ex-girlfriend at Cobb Starbucks sentenced to 19 years in prison

A man who shot his ex-girlfriend at a Cobb County Starbucks has been sentenced to 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges, including aggravated assault. 

Marcus Antonio Beard, 45, shot Sheena Fisse in July 2017 at a Starbucks at 2495 Cumberland Parkway, said Kim Isaza, spokeswoman for the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office. Beard was mad at Fisse and had another person trick her into meeting him on the assumption of a date, Isaza said in a news release Thursday.

Beard shot Fisse once in the chest, then fled in a white pickup truck, witnesses told Channel 2 Action News. 

Fisse asked for someone to call 911 but left the Starbucks before emergency officials arrived, Cobb police said at the time. She was later found on Fulton Industrial Boulevard and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, previously reported.

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“This defendant went there that day with the intention of murdering her. It’s a miracle that she survived,” said Richele Anderson, the prosecutor in the case. 

Beard, who previously had been convicted of aggravated stalking in Fulton County, accepted the non-negotiated plea deal and was sentenced to serve 19 years in prison and 11 years on probation for aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to Isaza. 

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