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Daughter Charged In Shooting Death Of Mother In Rome

On Monday, February 7, 2022 at about 12:00 noon, the Rome Police Department was dispatched to a shots fired call at 105 Milton Avenue. Upon arrival we learned there was one victim with a gun shot wound in the residence.

After a brief stand off one person was taken into custody. One person inside the residence is deceased. There were no other injured parties. This is an active investigation and more information will be made available as the investigation progresses.

There is no active threat to the public. We are asking the public to avoid the area due to the heavy police presence. Schools were in lockout for safety precaution and that lockout has been lifted.

If you should have any information about this case please contact the Rome Police Departments TIP line at (315) 339-7744, or Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers at 1(866)730-8477 or

UPDATE TO ORIGINAL: The suspect: Paleigh M. Iannarilli was arraigned February 8, 2022, in Rome City Court. She was held without bail on a charge of Murder in the 2nd degree for the death of her mother, Theresa G. Nielsen, 43 of Rome. Iannarilli shot her mother, with a long gun, during a verbal dispute at 105 Milton Avenue in Rome.

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