January 24, 2022

Franklin Police Investigating Monday Shooting

(Franklin, GA) — Investigators with the Franklin Police Department are searching for a person of interest after a local man was shot in the arm during an armed robbery Monday.

According to a report from Chief Kevin Hannah, officers responded to a call at 291 Mary Johnson Drive at 9:55 p.m. on Monday evening.

Upon arrival they found that 29-year-old Sharome Watts had been shot in the arm.

Watts told investigators that when he had arrived at home he had found a masked male intruder attempting to rob his home.

Reportedly, according to Watts’ statement to police, he was trying to comply with the robber’s demands when he was shot.

After shooting him, the man robbed an undisclosed amount of cash from Watts and fled the scene through a back door.

Watts had non-life threatening injuries and was able to speak with authorities before being transported to Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton. He is currently in stable condition after being transported to another hospital in Atlanta.

Lead investigator Tino Brooks with the FPD is currently following up on several leads and is seeking information from a person of interest outside of Heard County although no one has been named as an official suspect at this time.

A 9mm shell casing was recovered at the scene. The suspect is facing numerous charges including armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com for further information as it becomes available.


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