will it ever stop
pancho

United States

#1 Jan 8, 2013
Another shootin on the west side.
OBSERVER

Houston, TX

#2 Jan 8, 2013
The are going to wipe themselves out!
curious

Cartersville, GA

#3 Jan 8, 2013
When did this happen
rockmart

Hiram, GA

#4 Jan 8, 2013
anyone know who it was?
Steph

Rockmart, GA

#5 Jan 8, 2013
Update: Death being treated as homicide
by Staff reports
Jan 08, 2013 | 8015 views | 0 | 19 ||

(Aimee Madden/thepolkfishwrap.com)

(Melody Dareing/thepolkfishwrap.com)
Update:Police officials believe the body found in a ditch off Morgan Valley Road in Rockmart on Tuesday morning was the victim of a shooting.

Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells said investigators have no idea who the young, black, male was but are treating the case as a homicide.

Detectives found a shell casing near the body and they are continuing to scout the area for other shell casings, Sorrells said.

There are no suspects at this time.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has been called in to assist in handling the crime, according to officials.

Sorrells said the victim was found in a ditch at the Second Street intersection with Morgan Valley Road. That section of road has been

roped off to traffic, and Sorrells stated the investigation will likely take most of the day.

Currently, traffic is being diverted onto Old Cedartown Road.

The victimís body was locally handled by Polk County Coroner Trey Litesey but will be taken to the Georgia Crime Lab for a full autopsy, according to Sorrells.

Officials state the initial call came to the Polk County Police Department from 911. Area residents had called to report gunshots, according to Sorrells.

The 911 call was transferred to the city at 10:48 a.m. Both the city and county had responded out of mutual aid agreement.

Sorrells said there is still some question about which agency will actually take the lead in the case. He said the roads belong to the City of Rockmart in that area, but the private property is in the county.

The police chief said he believes the city will retain the case since the ditch where the body was found is part of the right-of-way.

Previously posted:Rockmart and Polk County Police are investigating an incident where a black male was found deceased in a ditch near Morgan Valley Road and Second Street in Rockmart.

According to Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells, the male did not have any form of identification on him. The scene has been secured and there is an active investigation going on, Sorrells said.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Read more: The Fish Wrap - Update Death being treated as homicide
cray

Rockmart, GA

#6 Jan 9, 2013
parent

Calhoun, GA

#7 Jan 10, 2013
Desmond Kinnemore was the person killed. Age 19 & he has been a trouble maker so I am not surprised. He has been arrested at least 10 times for many crimes in the last few years. It is sad but not surprising.
strol

Cedartown, GA

#8 Jan 10, 2013
Saw a parent of the white boy from Portland.She says he had nothing to do with it.
nutter

Marietta, GA

#9 Jan 10, 2013
pancho wrote:
Another shootin on the west side.
Rockmart ain't the west side.....
Polk County citizen

United States

#10 Jan 10, 2013
parent wrote:
Desmond Kinnemore was the person killed. Age 19 & he has been a trouble maker so I am not surprised. He has been arrested at least 10 times for many crimes in the last few years. It is sad but not surprising.
Sad that he was so young - fail
poncho

United States

#11 Jan 10, 2013
nutter wrote:
<quoted text>
Rockmart ain't the west side.....
its the west side of rockmart. Duh Huh!!!
sumone

Cedartown, GA

#12 Jan 11, 2013
Can u say redrum? redrum.....redrum.....redrum.. ...redrum!!!!!!!!!!
Misti

Rockmart, GA

#13 Jan 14, 2013
You idiots have no ideas what u r talking about. Have some respect for bud and his family. How would u feel if it was someone in ur family. Yea he had little minor trouble with the law how cares. That has nothing to do with his life being taken from him. But for lames like y'all it's all good because now he is in heaven. Grow up! If u didn't know him personally keep ur mouth shut.
Boss101

Cedartown, GA

#14 Jan 15, 2013
strol wrote:
Saw a parent of the white boy from Portland.She says he had nothing to do with it.
Bulls#!7
Boss101

Cedartown, GA

#15 Jan 15, 2013
Misti wrote:
You idiots have no ideas what u r talking about. Have some respect for bud and his family. How would u feel if it was someone in ur family. Yea he had little minor trouble with the law how cares. That has nothing to do with his life being taken from him. But for lames like y'all it's all good because now he is in heaven. Grow up! If u didn't know him personally keep ur mouth shut.
Well put!
ezpop

Powder Springs, GA

#16 Jan 15, 2013
parent wrote:
Desmond Kinnemore was the person killed. Age 19 & he has been a trouble maker so I am not surprised. He has been arrested at least 10 times for many crimes in the last few years. It is sad but not surprising.
sooo because someone gets in trouble with the law its ok to kill them..how dumb r u
ezpop

Powder Springs, GA

#17 Jan 15, 2013
OBSERVER wrote:
The are going to wipe themselves out!
u all shoot up schools full of small kids but we r going to wipe ourselves out...

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