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Additional details on Wednesday shooting

October 11, 2018--10:13 a.m.


There are a few additional details regarding the arrest of a man in connection with a shooting early Wednesday in the parking lot of the Alto Plaza shopping center.

According to the arrest warrant for 28-year old Michael Hastings, he was involved in a possible verbal argument with 43-year old Sigmund White.

Hastings then reportedly discharged his .45 caliber firearm several times at White as White was running away.

White was shot once in the back and required surgery.

Hastings, of a Manning Lake Road address, was arrested on Burnett Ferry Road at Smith Road and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

35-year old Nichole Lynn Hill of a Kingston Highway address was also arrested.

She has only been charged with failure to appear in court.

Two other men were also arrested and charged with misdemeanor counts of obstruction of law enforcement for allegedly lying to investigators about the whereabouts of the weapon used in the shooting.


On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, the Rome Police Department was requested by an E911 call to investigate a shooting that occurred in the parking lot located at 440 Shorter Avenue in Rome, Georgia.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 06:46 Rome Police were dispatched to a 'shots fired' call in the area of Mt. Alto Plaza shopping center. A resident in the area reported hearing several gunshots in the area. When officers responded they found a male subject lying on the ground. The male victim is identified as 43-year-old Sigmund Deaslo White. Mr. White was shot in the back. Officers administered aid until EMS personnel arrived to take over. Mr. White was transported to the hospital where he underwent surgery. The last report on the victim’s condition was that he was stable.

The offenders were not present at the scene when officers arrived. Criminal Investigators arrived and collected crime scene evidence. The victim was cooperative with investigators and provided information that led them to a location on Burnett Ferry Road. The offenders were located in a red truck and arrested at about 1130 am this same date. The suspects are as follows:

Nicole Lynn Hill, DOB 02/25/1983, White, Female

Michael Wade Hastings, DOB 10/13/1989, White, Male

Ms. Hill had an outstanding Failure to Appear warrant on a previous drug charge.

More charges in this case are pending. Mr. Hastings is charged with Aggravated Assault with more charges possible.

There is no further information to release at this time.

If anyone has any information concerning this investigation, please contact Lt. John Walters 706.238.5122.

Previously posted:

One man is in the hospital following a shooting early this morning at the Alto Plaza shopping center.

According to Major Rodney Bailey with the Rome Police Department, officers responded to a “shots fired” call at around 6:45 a.m.

They found one man lying in the parking lot in front of Buffalo’s.

He was alive and was rushed to the hospital.

He is undergoing surgery.

We will have more information as it becomes available.