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2 women arrested at scene of shots-fired investigation in Rome; police still searching for suspect

Rome police are investigating after shots were reportedly fired on West Thomas Street Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: Mar 30, 2021 3:18 PM
Updated: Mar 30, 2021 5:51 PM

ROME, N.Y. – Two Rome women were arrested after police say they started fighting while officers were investigating a shots-fired incident in Rome Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were called to the 400 block of West Thomas Street around 12:40 p.m., after gunshots were reported in the area.

Witnesses told police a man fired several shots at another man with a .40 caliber Glock handgun. The suspect has not yet been located, and the victim is not cooperating with police.

The gun police believe was used in this incident was found nearby and taken into evidence.

While officers were conducting their investigation, police say two women got into a physical altercation at the scene.

Nevaeh M. Newsom, 18, and Taylor E. Harrington, 21, were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

The women were released with appearance tickets, and are scheduled to return to Rome City Court at a later date.

Anyone with information about the shots-fired incident is asked to call the Rome police tip line at 315-339-7744 or leave an anonymous tip at www.mohawkvalleycrimestoppers.com.

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