On Wednesday October 10, 2018, the Rome Police Department was requested by an E911 call to investigate a shooting that occurred in the parking lot located at 440 Shorter Avenue in Rome, Georgia. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 06:46 Rome Police were dispatched to a shots fired call in the area of Mt. Alto Plaza shopping center. A resident in the area reported hearing several gun shots in the area. When officers responded they found a male subject lying on the ground. The male victim is identified as 43-year-old Sigmund Deaslo White. Mr. White was shot in the back. Officers administered aid until EMS personnel arrived to take over. Mr. White was transported to Floyd Medical Center where he underwent surgery. The last report on the victim’s condition was that he was stable.

The offenders were not present at the scene when officers arrived. Criminal Investigators arrived and collected crime scene evidence. The victim was cooperative with investigators and provided information that led them to a location on Burnett Ferry Road. The offenders were located in a red truck and arrested at about 1130 am this same date. The suspects are as follows:

Nicole Lynn Hill, DOB 02/25/1983, White, Female

Michael Wade Hastings, DOB 10/13/1989, White, Male

Ms. Hill had an outstanding Failure to Appear warrant on a previous drug charge. More charges in this case are pending. Mr. Hastings is charged with Aggravated Assault with more charges possible.

There is no further information to release at this time.

If anyone has any information concerning this investigation, please contact Lt. John Walters 706.238.5122.


Rome Police are still investigating a shooting in the parking lot of Alto Plaza on Shorter Avenue early Wednesday morning.

Reports said that a black male was injured in the incident and was taken to Floyd Medical Center with a back injury.  He was found lying in the lot near Buffalo’s restaurant. 

Officials stated that it appeared that as many as 10 shots were fired in the incident.

Check back later as details become available.