A domestic argument turned violent Tuesday morning, ending in a man being shot in the stomach, police reported.

The shooting occurred around 11 a.m. at 606A Hardy Ave., according to Rome police Lt. John Walters.

Police are still investigating, but Walters said the victim, Gerald Moten, and a woman were arguing when the woman shot him in the stomach. The bullet then traveled from his stomach and into his forearm, Walters said.

Moten was taken to Floyd Medical Center, but FMC staff didn’t have him listed as a patient late Tuesday. Rome police Capt. Mark Tison said he believed Moten had been treated and released from the hospital earlier in the day.

A revolver was found in the duplex, but Walters said investigators weren’t sure Tuesday if it was used in the shooting.

Tison said the woman, Shirley Ann Wilson, 68, of 606A Hardy Ave., has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He said other charges could be forthcoming but the incident may have been self-defense.

The Georgia Department of Corrections shows Wilson served several sentences for felony theft by shoplifting in the 1990s.


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