Dashawn Ronnell Gordon, 20 of Rome, was sentenced to life plus five years in prison Wednesday after being found guilty of shooting the 14 year-old mother of his child in the head four times.

Reports said that the shooting occurred back in November 2015.

District Attorney Leigh Patterson said that Gordon will have to serve 30 years before he is eligible for parole.

The victim was 13 years of age at the time she was impregnated by Gordon.  She survived the incident afte having reconstructive surgery.  She was able to testify prior to the sentencing.

Gordon pleaded guilty to statutory rape, aggravated child molestation, aggravated battery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.


For the second time this week Rome police have filed additional charges against 19 year-old DaShawn Ronnell Gordon.   Police initially arrested Gordon on November 8th after he allegedly shot the 14 year-old mother of his child several times in the head. On Tuesday, Gordon was charged with felony child molestation, armed robbery, tampering with evidence and misdemeanor interfering with a 911 call.

This comes a day after he was charged with aggravated assault with the intent to commit murder, aggravated assault, cruelty to children, statutory rape and battery.

Officials said that the victim, Jade Leach, was flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga and is expected to undergo rehab at Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta.


The 19 year-old Rome man, Deshawn Ronnell Gordon, who was accused of shooting a 14 year-old girl in the head earlier this month in now facing additional charges. Gordon was charged this week with statutory rape, 1st degree cruelty to children and two additional counts of aggravated assault.

Reports said that the additional aggravated assault charges come from his usage of a deadly weapon and the other for his intent to murder.

The 14 year-old, whom Gordon has a child with, has been transferred to Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta for therapy.

Reports added that Gordon shot the girl in the head four times.


Police arrested 19-year-old Deshawn Ronnell Gordon, of Rome, on Sunday after he was accused of shooting a 14 year-old girl in the head. Reports said that Gordon and the victim have a child together. The incident occurred around 1 am and Gordon was arrested at his home on Cherokee Drive.

The teen was airlifted to a hospital.  As of Wednesday November 11, 2015 the teen was listed in serious condition.

Gordon is charged with aggravated battery, false imprisonment, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and giving false name to law enforcement.