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Police looking for witnesses in downtown Rome fatal shooting

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Rome police are searching for information in a shooting downtown that left a 22-year-old man mortally wounded in front of the Historic Floyd County Courthouse.

Travious Deshune Floyd, of a Flannery Street address, died at 2:01 a.m. Sunday at Floyd Medical Center, according to Deputy Coroner Ernie Studard.

The shooting took place shortly after 1:30 a.m. when officers were called to The Peach, 425 Broad St., in response to a fight and someone being sprayed with pepper spray.

When police arrived at the nightclub, they saw a large crowd outside but could not find the person who’d been sprayed. Then, officers stated, they heard “five to seven gunshots.”

According to reports:

As they ran toward the intersection of Broad Street and West Fifth Avenue where the sound had come from, the officers saw a black Mustang speeding away. The car took a left onto Broad Street from Fifth Avenue, lost control and struck a curb.

Witnesses pointed to the wrecked Mustang and said, “That’s them.” The officers drew their guns and told the four men in the car to get out.

The men were handcuffed and taken to the police station to be interviewed.

Meanwhile, Floyd had been taken to FMC after being shot near Tribune Street and West Fifth Avenue.

Police later found two shell casings on the ground and a small trail of blood that led to the large pool of blood where he was found in front of the Historic Floyd County Courthouse.

Capt. Mark Tison said Sunday that no warrants had been issued and no further information was available about the shooting. The four men questioned were not suspects, he said.

“This investigation is still ongoing,” Tison said. “It was a crowded place with a lot of people and we are hoping someone will come forward with information.”

No other people were injured by the bullets.

“One person hurt his hand by another means,” Tison said. “I think he punched a hard object.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Rome Police Department at 706-238-5111 or call the Crime Line anonymously at 706-236-5000.

“People can also go to our Facebook page and send us a private message,” added Tison.

This is the sixth homicide in Floyd County this year.

James Reeves, 69, and Myra Reeves, 71, were killed Jan. 23 at their Terhune Road home. Emerson Mack Abbott Jr., 28, was arrested Feb. 24 and charged with their murder.

Cornelius Driver Jr., 23, was shot dead Jan. 27 near Wilson Avenue and Grover Street. Niazua “Nigel” Brown, 17, was arrested the day after the shooting.

Patrick Marcus Wall, 21, was shot to death March 14. Police charged Stevie Lamar Garner, 27, who is in jail without bond.

Detavious Jamalcom Milner, 22, was killed April 7. Joseph Hamilton Jackson, 28, is in jail without bond, charged with the shooting.

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Previously posted: Capt. Mark Tison said police are interviewing witnesses and persons of interest in the shooting at Tribune and West Fifth Avenue early this morning.

He's asking anyone with information to call Rome police at 706-238-5111 or call the Crime Line anonymously at 706-236-5000.

Previously posted: Travious Deshune Floyd is the name of the man who died Sunday following a shooting in downtown Rome early Sunday morning, according to Deputy Coroner Ernie Studard.

Studard said Floyd, 22, of a Flannery Street address, died at 2:01 a.m. Sunday at Floyd Medical Center.

Previously posted: Deputy Coroner Ernie Studard has confirmed that a male has died following a shooting in downtown Rome early Sunday morning. He could not provide the victim's name pending notification of family members.

Previously posted: Rome police were searching early Sunday for suspects involved in a shooting that occurred just off Broad Street.

According to Rome Police Capt. Roy Willingham, several shots were fired and several vehicles were involved. He said one person was shot and taken to Floyd Medical Center for treatment.

The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. Sunday.

Witnesses said one person walking near the Historic Floyd County Courthouse was shot and at least one shot was fired into another vehicle.

Two men were handcuffed and sitting against a black Mustang parked in front of Jamwich on Broad Street.