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Rome Police Respond to Fatal Shooting on Saturday, Arrest 20-year-old for Murder



Taniesa L. Sullivan | The Weekly Ledger News | CVN - Rome Police Department Release

ROME, Ga. - On Saturday, December 10 at approximately 8:26 p.m. ET, Rome Police were dispatched to shots fired near 3 Knollwood Drive in Rome. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male laying in the street with a single gunshot wound to the chest. The male was transported by Atrium Floyd EMS and upon arrival at the Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center, the victim was pronounced deceased.



PHOTO: Mug shot of Idris Dsu Dennis Jr., 20 of Rome courtesy of Floyd County Jail in Rome, Ga.


Rome Police Department investigators arrived at the scene and collected crime scene evidence. A murder warrant was secured for Idris Dsu Dennis Jr., 20 of Rome, for murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and aggravated assault, according to Floyd County Jail records.


Dennis, a former defensive lineman for the Rome High Wolves, remained in jail Sunday with no bond set.


The official cause of death for the victim will be determined at the GBI Crime Lab where an autopsy is pending.


The victim’s name has not been released at this time.


The investigation is still ongoing; if anyone in the community has any information regarding this incident, please contact Investigator Matt Cowan at the Rome Police Department.


According to a Rome Police Department release:

At 8:26 p.m. Saturday, officers were called to an area near 3 Knollwood Drive. They discovered a man lying in the street with a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported by EMS and was pronounced dead at Atrium Health Floyd. The official cause of death will be determined at the GBI Crime Lab where an autopsy is pending. RPD investigators arrived and collected crime scene evidence. A murder warrant was secured against Dennis, who later surrendered without incident. Police said, as of early Sunday, they did not yet know the motive and are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the killing.


Anyone with information is asked to contact RPD investigator Matt Cowan at 706-238-5111 or 706-238-5129.


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