Rome Police investigating deadly shooting

July 4, 2022–9:48 a.m.


On Sunday, July 3 at about 5:50 pm Rome-Floyd 911 received a call of a vehicle accident with injury at Tolbert Street and North Avenue.

Other calls received advised the driver has been shot.

Upon arrival, officers found the victim with a gunshot wound.

Officers began rendering first aid until emergency medical personnel arrived.

The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The victim is identified as 40-year-old Derricus Whatley of Rome.

Rome Police Criminal Investigators assumed control of the scene and investigation.

An arrest warrant for the suspect, 20-year-old Stephano Green (pictured below) has been issued.

He has not been located at this time.

If anyone has knowledge of Stephano Green’s location please contact 911 or call the Rome Police Department at 706-238-5111.

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