Man shoots coworker to death in parking lot of Rome Kellogg's Bakery plant, police say

Police have arrested a suspect accused of shooting and killing his coworker Monday night in the parking lot of the Kellogg's Bakery in Rome, Georgia.

The shooting happened shortly before 10:45 p.m. Monday at the plant off of Old Lindale Road near Highway 53.

Officers responding to the scene found 26-year-old Keion Tyjuan Harper shot in the parking lot. Medics rushed to take him to get treatment, but he was unable to survive his injuries. 

Shortly after the shooting, police say a 911 operator received a call from 29-year-old Dekembe Devion Smith saying that he had shot Harper

Smith told officials that he and the victim both worked for Kellogg and got into a fight in the parking lot that escalated into the shooting. 

Investigators have not shared information about what caused the fight other than saying that the altercation had nothing to do with the company both men worked for.

Dekembe Devion Smith (Rome Police Department)

Smith is now in custody charged with homicide, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. 

If you have any information about the shooting that could help investigators, contact the Rome Police Department.