Name of suspected robber shot to death by Rome police officer on Friday revealed

A robbery suspect is dead after being shot by an officer with the Rome Police Department.

According to Rome PD, officers responded to an armed robbery call in the 400 block of South Broad Street at approximately 11:11 a.m. Feb. 23.

 Kelvin Gerard Jackson, 34, of Augusta, began running up a nearby street and a police officer began chasing him. At some point, Jackson reportedly confronted the officer and the officer fired his gun, striking Jackson.

Jackson died at the scene.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says officers were initially called out to the Hi-Tech convenience store for a report of a snobbery in progress.

Surveillance footage shows Jackson had pointed a gun at the clerk and told him to put money in the bag, investigators say. He ran out of the business when an officer arrived and headed down McGhee Street.

GBI officials say a gun was found next to Jackson.

The officer will be placed on paid leave during the investigation, according to standard procedure.

"The Rome Police Department understands the value of every human life and will work diligently to maintain transparency throughout this investigation," stated Rome Police Department Chief Denise Downer-McKinney. "We will do our best to provide information as it becomes available for release."

The GBI will perform an autopsy on Jackson's body.