Rome Police said that they have arrested Jeffrey Alfred Shedrick, 32 of Rome, and charged him with shooting 39 year-old Scott Dennis Hayes in the back of the head behind Riverside Toyota on Monday.
Shedrick is charged with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Crime and Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.
According to Rome Police Chief Debbie Burnett, the victim was still in critical condition with life threatening injuries as of late Monday night.
Shedrick was taken into custody at the East Rome McDonald’s after 911 received information about the getaway car being in the drive-thru.
A 40 year-old black male was found shot in the back of the head on Monday on a walking trail behind Dodd Boulevard near Riverside Toyota.
Reports said that an estimated six shots were heard from around the area, causing a lockdown at Montessori School.
The victim was transported to Floyd Medical Center via ambulance.
Scanner traffic stated that the suspect is described as a black male wearing blue jeans and a dark colored hoodie. They added that they are also searching for a black Ford Focus with taped up back passenger window that is possibly being driven by a female.