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45-year-old Rome man arrested after admitting shooting

April 19th, 2021 – 6:50 PM

Staff Reports –

A 45-year-old Rome man was arrested after he admitted to a shooting.

According to Floyd County Jail reports, Jozell Marcus Payne admitted to the shooting during a traffic stop. 

The shooting occurred on Wilson Avenue in South Rome, and two victims were struck by gunfire.

Payne was also found with a stolen firearm he claimed was the weapon used during the shooting.   

Payne is also being charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and theft by receiving stolen property.