Marcquell Williams and Alfred Jamall Echols had been involved in a dispute, according to police.
And when Williams saw Echols walking down Crane Street early Sunday morning, he wanted to settle the score, according to Rome detective Michelle Sims.
Police have issued warrants for the 21-year-old Williams, — whose last known address was on Grady Avenue — saying he shot Echols once in the left thigh, breaking his femur.
Williams is charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and aggravated battery.
Williams had been arrested May 15 on a charge of battery under the Family Violence Act and failure to appear in what police said are unrelated cases.
According to report by officer Chris Ridling, Echols said he had been at the American Legion Post at 21 Peachtree St. earlier Saturday evening when his sister picked him up to take him home.
Echols said he told his sister to drop him off along with his brother on Crane Street and they would walk home from there.
A Gray Ford Expedition was parked at the stop sign at the intersection of Crane Street and East 14th Street. Echols heard a shot come from the vehicle and immediately felt pain in his thigh before dropping onto the pavement, screaming.
Lt. Gary Clayton of the Rome Police Department said help from the public and a good investigation by Sims helped identify the shooter.
Police still need the public’s help.
If anyone has seen Williams they can call 911 or Sims at 706-238-5124.