Rome Police investigating early morning homicide

Robert W. Coffin has been identified a suspect in a Rome homicide that occurred Saturday morning. 

Rome Police are investigating an early morning homicide, they announced Saturday afternoon.

At 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Rome Police responded to the 400 block of Woodrow Avenue for a report of gunfire. When they arrived, officers identified one victim on the ground with wounds believed to be from a firearm, police said.

The victim was identified as 25-year-old Thomas E. Shepherd Jr.

Shepherd was sent to Rome Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. According to police, the suspect fled the scene. Police have identified the suspect as 35-year-old Robert W. Coffin.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the current location of the suspect to contact Rome Police Detective Jeff Lanigan at 315-339-7719.

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