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Man Shoots Self at Gas Station As Police Arrive

Apr 29, 2013 -- 7:09pm


By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
A man shot himself during a domestic argument Monday afternoon just as police arrived on the scene. 
Around 2pm, Rome City Police reports say officers arrived at the MAPCO Gas Station on U.S. 411 only to find a man pointing a pistol at himself. The man was reportedly arguing with a woman and, before officers could intervene, he pulled the trigger. 
The victim was taken to by EMS to Floyd Medical Center, where his condition remains unknown.   
The victim has been identified by Rome Police reports as Richard Eugene Peace, age 43 of Kingston.  

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