Man pleads guilty to federal firearms, drug charges after son’s shooting

Posted at 1:44 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 14:44:52-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Nashville man has pleaded guilty to federal charges following a 2019 shooting that critically injured his young son.

The Department of Justice says Kedrick Ross pleaded guilty on Monday to multiple firearms and drug distribution charges.

In 2019, a federal grand jury returned an 11-count indictment against Ross after investigators said he was in possession of three stolen firearms, as well as illegal drugs, including marijuana, Xanax, methamphetamine and ecstasy. They also said he had items for packaging and selling drugs.

The weapons were found during an investigation that began in September 2019 after Ross' 3-year-old son was shot in the head. After the shooting, the DOJ said Ross tried to persuade his cousin to claim that the gun belonged to the cousin’s deceased husband.

Ross faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 16 years and up to life in prison when he is sentenced in 2021.