Two more teens charged in Shannon murder

September 9, 2020–6:25 p.m.


Two more teens have been charged in the home invasion and shooting death of a Shannon woman.

Police are continuing to investigate the murder and expect other charges to follow against the suspects in custody.

A 14-year-old male and a 16-year-old female from Rome are the most recent to be arrested.

They are charged with murder and aggravated assault in the death of Laura Regina Ross on August 24 at her Baker Street home.

18-year old Tyree Kozel Daniels of Cedartown and a 16-year-old male from Rome were previously charged on Saturday with murder and aggravated assault.

Daniels is being housed at the Floyd County Jail and the teens are at a youth detention facility in Rome.


According to the Floyd County Police Department, two teens have been arrested for the death of a woman who was shot inside her home in Shannon last week. One is being held at the Floyd County Jail and the other is at a youth detention facility in Rome.

Tyree Kozel Daniels, 18, of Cedartown was arrested early Saturday on warrants charging him with murder and aggravated assault.

A 16-year-old juvenile from Rome faces the same charges.

The warrants by Investigator Jordan Clayton allege Daniels and three suspects went to Shannon on August 24 with the intention of fighting with someone who lives at 126 Baker Street. The group of attackers kicked in the door and started shooting.

Police were sent to Baker Street around 10:30 p.m. following a 911 call for help by the 57-year-old victim Laura Regina Ross. Emergency dispatchers could only hear screaming and when officers arrived they found that Ross had been shot twice. Emergency responders attempted life saving measures but Ross later died at Floyd Medical Center.

Police do not believe Ross was the intended target of the home invasion.

Investigators have worked tirelessly on the case and spent all day Friday chasing leads and following up on information. The arrest warrants were signed after midnight and investigators were able to make arrests without incident early Saturday morning.

Additional arrests can be expected very soon.

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