Rome Police investigating shooting on Calhoun Avenue

May 2nd, 2023 – 12:15 PM

Adam Carey – Rome News Tribune –

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A man was arrested and charged with shooting a 50-year-old man in the head on the 500 block of Calhoun Avenue on Tuesday morning.

The victim, identified as Johnny Napoleon Gibbs, was in critical condition at Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center with a single gunshot wound to the head. As of Tuesday afternoon, police had not identified a motive.

Rome police arrested 43-year-old Anderous Mendrall Cunningham on Tuesday afternoon and charged him with felony aggravated assault and felony possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes.

As word spread of the shooting in the neighborhood, numerous residents flocked to the scene trying to confirm if rumors of the shooting were true.

At one point, two people identifying themselves as Gibbs’ family members ran to the scene pleading with officers for information on the condition of the victim, who was taken away in an ambulance.

So far, there have been five shooting deaths in Rome in the last three months.

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