Accurate characterization of pathogenic microbes that may be present in food or clinical samples is essential in the design of appropriate intervention strategies. Inherent genomic patterns (codon-biases and rate of evolution) do simplify the classification of microbes at most taxonomic levels (genus and above), but mostly blur classification at Species/Strain levels. Hence, their classification at these finer taxonomic levels requires high-resolution genomic-data that provide SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) level precision. Existing classification methods involve either targeted amplification of sero-specific genes (serotyping and MLST) or sequencing of the entire microbial genome, both of which require extra time and resources. We present a computational approach, which harnesses the power of the metagenomic NGS-data and object-detection abilities of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN)(Inception V3), for precise classification of pathogens by converting genomic-data (NGS-reads) into images (nucleotide-by-color). A small scale retraining (<50 images/class) of 'Inception V3' resulted in a classifier with 100% and 96% validation and test accuracies, respectively, when classifying pathogens such as Campylobacter coli/jejuni and Escherichia coli (O157:H7 and Non O157-STECs). We aim to extend this protocol to the detection of several microbes (multiple-objects) in a metagenomic image (genomic image of an entire microbial community).