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Murder suspect in custody

September 13, 2019–11:50 a.m.


A man wanted in connection with a shooting death on Cliff View Drive is now in custody.

18-year old Joe Paul Atwater turned himself in at the Floyd County Jail Thursday night, according to Rome Police.

Atwater is facing a murder charge in the death of 26-year old Jonathan Lynn Hull of Rome.

Police responded to an apartment complex on August 17 and found Hull outside the building.

A resident had started first aid measures and alerted responding personnel that it was an actual shooting at the location.

Hull was transported to Floyd Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.