(From the Rome Police Department’s Facebook page):

On Sunday, July 3 at about 5:50 pm Rome/Floyd 911 received a call of a vehicle accident with injury on Tolbert Street. Other calls received advised the driver has been shot. Upon officers arrival they found the victim with a gunshot wound. Officers began rendering first aid until emergency medical personnel arrived. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The victim is identified as Derricus Whatley, 40 years old with a Rome address.

Rome Police Criminal Investigators assumed control of the scene and investigation.

An arrest warrant for the suspect, 20 year old Stephano Green has been issued for murder. He has not been located at this time.

If anyone has knowledge of Stephano Green’s location please contact 911 or call the Rome Police Department at 706-238-5111.