Police were investigating today after a Rome man said he was shot in the leg during a home invasion in Adairsville early Wednesday, May 15.
Officers responding to a 911 call found Jaimon Mitchell, 18, had been shot in the upper right thigh after the incident about 1 a.m. at a residence on Kuhlman Street in Adairsville.
Mitchell’s girlfriend, Hannah Blankenship, 20, who lives at the residence, was not injured, a news release stated.
Mitchell was treated at the scene and transported to Floyd Medical Center, where he later was released.
Blankenship and Mitchell told officers they heard a knock on the door at about 12:40 a.m. When Mitchell opened the door “two black males wearing a type of covering over their faces and hoodies rushed in the doorway, demanding money,” the release stated.
One of the men was brandishing a black, semi-automatic handgun, the release stated.
“After a short amount of time a struggle ensued between Mr. Mitchell and Ms. Blankenship and the two masked men. During this physical altercation the handgun went off and Mr. Mitchell was struck in the upper right leg,” the release stated.
The attackers then fled the scene and the victims called 911.
“No vehicle was identified leaving the scene,” the release stated.
The suspects were described as black males, both about 5 feet, 8 inches tall. One was dark skinned and the other was of lighter skin tone, the release stated.
One was also described as being skinny in build while another suspect was wearing a hoodie with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) logo on the front.
Those with any information that would lead to the arrests of the subjects involved in the shooting can call Detective Eric Burns at 678-409-5220 or the Police Department at 770-773-7711.