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Rockmart Teen Fatally Shot, Suspect Arrested
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Rockmart Teen Fatally Shot, Suspect Arrested

ROCKMART, GA -- Police in northwest Georgia are currently investigating the New Year's Day shooting death of a Rockmart teenager.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired found Rodney Arzez Mitchell Jr., 16, lying in the street around 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan 1.

Mitchell was taken to Floyd Medical Center in Rome, where he was pronounced deceased at 11:15 a.m. His body was sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.

Police subsequently arrested Jermaine Deon Ware, 34, in connection with the case. Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells says that the two men knew each other.

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