Timothy Brandon Stubbs Jr, 26 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he shot another man with an AR 15 at a location on Wadsworth Street near Nelm Street just after midnight on Tuesday.

Stubbs said that he shot the victim because “he thought he seen a weapon on the victim from 30 feet away”.

Officers added that Stubbs “was not at his home or actively defending anyone”.

Stubbs is charged with aggravated assault.