Rome police charged a man with murder Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of Detavious Jamalcom Milner on Copeland Street, authorities said.
Joseph Hamilton Jackson, 28, of 2603 Callier Springs Road, is accused of shooting Milner, 22, late Tuesday at 20 Copeland St. Facing a murder charge and parole violation, he has no bond, Floyd County Jail reports state.
According to Rome police and jail records:
Jackson entered 20 Copeland St. about 11:10 p.m. Tuesday and demanded cash from Milner. Jackson then fired a handgun at Milner, killing him.
Authorities arrested Jackson at his home. He was booked into jail at 7:22 p.m. Thursday.
Police have said at least two men intended to rob people at the Copeland Street home. Gunfire struck Milner and three others — Dishon Lamar Glanton, 21; Quatevious Tarae Johnson, 22; and Craig Bernard Calhoun Sr., 23.
The gunshot victims were taken to Floyd Medical Center for treatment, though the hospital has said it had no record of them.
Officers responded late Tuesday to Copeland Street after receiving a number of 911 calls. One officer saw a man running toward his patrol car who said he was shot. Several other people ran through the street screaming.
Someone told police a shooting victim was inside the home. An officer entered and found Milner on the floor.
Police urge anyone with information about the homicide to call the Rome police crime line at 706-236-5000, the police station at 706-238-5111 or detective Chris Arrington directly at 706-238-5126. Callers can remain anonymous.