Death of 16 Year Old Shot Monday Night Confirmed

Floyd County Deputy Coroner Chris Giles confirmed that the the person shot on Monday night was that of a 16 year-old African American male.

According to Assistant Rome City Police Chief Debbie Burnett, the victim was a young male, and the shooting occurred at around 7:00pm on Grady Avenue.  After officers arrived on the scene they found a black male juvenile on the ground suffering gunshot wounds. First aid was rendered to the victim but he was later pronounced deceased by the coroner.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect is also a black juvenile male.

First aid was rendered to the male but he was later pronounced deceased by the coroner.

The names of those involved are not being released at this point as the investigation is in its early stages and involves juveniles.

An autopsy will be performed by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur.

If anyone has information about this incident is encouraged to contact: Investigator Kyle York 706.238.5127or the Rome Police Department Investigative Division at 706.238.5111. Persons may also submit anonymous tips at


Rome Police has confirmed a fatal shooting on Grady Avenue Monday evening around 7 pm.

Police said the the victim is described as a young male.

Assistant Chief Debbie Burnett said, ” This is still a very active investigation and I cannot release more at this time. Thank you for your patience.”