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Four killed in Polk County shooting Thursday night, suspect sought

Updated: Jan 28, 2019

On January 27, 2019, the U.S. Marshal’s Service’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force & the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force received information that indicated Daylon Delon Gamble had fled the state. They contacted the U.S. Marshal’s Service’s Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in Indianapolis, IN. Gamble was taken into custody in Indiana without incident.


Rockmart, GA (January 25, 2019) – Four Murder Arrest Warrants have been issued for Daylon Delon Gamble, age 27. Anyone who has information about his whereabouts is urged to contact the Rockmart Police Department at 770-684-6558 or call 911. The GBI was requested by the Rockmart Police Department to assist in two double homicide cases on Thursday, January 24, 2019.  At approximately 8:01 pm, Polk County 911 reported two separate double homicides at 503 Williamson Street and 319 Rome street in Rockmart, GA.  

The investigation has involved 3 GBI Regional Offices, Rockmart Police Department, Polk County Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, Haralson Paulding Drug Task Force, Cedartown Police Department, Cartersville Police Department, FBI, and the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Gamble also shot a fifth victim who was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center and is being treated for his injuries. Gamble fled the scene and stole a Ford Truck which was later recovered in Bartow County.  He is considered armed and very dangerous and is actively being sought by local, state and federal authorities at this time. The victims in the Double Homicide Investigation in Rockmart, GA have been identified as:

319 Williamson street

Helen Rose Mitchell,48, Deceased Jaequnn Davis, 19, Deceased Peerless Brown, 24, Hospitalized 503 Rome street Arkeyla Perry, 24, Deceased Dadrian Cummings, 26, Deceased

Previous: A mass shooting has been confirmed by the Polk County Sheriff's Office Thursday night. The shooting happened in the area of Williamson and Gordon streets. The sheriff reported there are at least two crime scenes in the area. Four people are confirmed dead another person wounded who was airlifted from the scene. Georgia Bureau of Investigation posted on twitter they have three GBI regional offices are responding to Rockmart to assist with the investigation involving "multiple fatalities". Anyone with information is urged to contact police immediately.