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Shooting suspect in custody

July 12, 2017--6:36 a.m.


A Rome man wanted in connection with a shooting at the Big H Food Store on East 12th Street in April is in custody.

An arrest warrant was issued for 32-year old Christopher Kenyun Atwater in the shooting of 27-year old Terrance Autwaun Dozier of Summerville.

According to previous reports, 29-year old Monyea Mico Smith of Rome provoked a fight with Dozier which resulted in Atwater shooting the victim in the leg with a 9mm pistol.

Smith turned himself in not long after the shooting.

Atwater was transported to the Floyd County Jail from the Whitfield County Jail on Tuesday to face the aggravated assault charge.