Rome Police respond to Fatal Shooting

October 9th, 2022

WRGA Staff Reports –

At about 4:30 pm on Friday, Rome police officers responded to a 911 report of a subject allegedly being shot at a Hosea Street address.

According to Debbie Burnett at the Rome Police Department, upon arrival at the scene officers located both the suspect and the victim at the residence.

The two men had been involved in a domestic dispute in which 28-year-old Benjamin Tobias Cox Jr. fatally shot his father-in-law 42-year-old Kevin Vaughn.

Cox was transported to the Floyd County Jail on a Felony Murder charge.

Rome Police stated that the case is still under investigation.

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