The Floyd County Superior Court Grand Jury returned 42 true bills of indictment on Friday including a murder indictment for Wallace Chambers, Jr., 46, in the May 30th shooting death of 74-year-old Johnny Lewis Price of Rome. Indictments
Previous reports from Rome Police:
On Thursday, May 30 at about 5:50 p.m., officers with the Rome Police Department responded to report of shots fired in the 500 block of Hardy Avenue. When officers arrived they located a male laying on the ground near a gold truck. Officers identified that the male had been shot and immediately began administering first aid to the male until EMS arrived and took over the aid.
The male subject, later identified as Johnny Lewis Price, age 74, was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. Mr. Price is an African-American male of a Rome, GA address. Mr. Price had multiple gunshot wounds to his body.
Criminal Investigators conducted the investigation and determined that another male, Wallace Junior Chambers Jr., had gotten into an altercation with Mr. Price a short time earlier. According to witness statements, Mr. Chambers retrieved a gun and shot Mr. Price. Mr. Chambers fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival. Warrants have been secured for Mr. Chambers for Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault.
Wallace later turned himself in authorities in early June.