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Father indicted on federal gun charges after his 3-year-old was shot in the head

Posted: 12:18 PM, Nov 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-08 13:18:50-05
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Nashville man on gun and drug charges after his three-year-old son was shot in the head.

Police say Kedrick Ross’ son was shot back in September inside a duplex on Village Trail .

At the time, investigators said he had a 40-caliber handgun, along with methamphetamine that he planned to sell. They said the gun was the same one that caused the gunshot wound to his son when the toddler found it and discharged it.

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According to the indictment, Ross also tried to get someone to claim the gun belonged to someone who is deceased.

Authorities charged him back in October in a criminal complaint on two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime.

He’s now indicted on three counts of felon in possession of firearms; three counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime; possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute marijuana, methamphetamine and Xanax, within 1,000 feet of an educational institution; possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute marijuana and methamphetamine, within 1,000 feet of a public housing complex; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; and two counts of obstruction of justice.

If convicted, investigators said he faces up to life in prison.