Rome Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 16 year-old African American male for the shooting that occured over the weekend in Garden Lakes.

The name of the suspect is being withheld due to his age at this time.

However, he will be charged as an adult so more information will be released shortly.

There is also a second suspect in this case and it is considered still active.

Once the second suspect has been positively identified, more information will be released.


Rome Police are investigating a shooting that occured on Saturday in Garden Lakes.

Reports said that just after midnight police were disptached to Shoreline Drive in reponse to a 2013 blue Nissan Rogue being in a ditch.

When they arrived they found the vehicle unoccupied and later located a female at a nearby home.

The woman was reportedly bleeding from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

The victim, 25-year-old Keana Tiara Harper of Rome, was transported to a local hospital where she underwent surgery. At the time of this release she was in critical but stable condition.

This is an active criminal investigation and nothing further can released at this time. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Aaron Thacker at the Rome Police Department at (706) 238-5111.