Reward to find who shot stray bullet that killed family man Paul Ross
DETROIT (WJBK) - Paul Ross was killed by a stray bullet six months ago and his family wants justice.
"My daddy, he was the best daddy I could ever have," said his young daughter Amari Ross.
The heartbroken little girl is still coping over the loss of her father, Paul Ross, 35. He was an innocent bystander in a shooting last September, killed by a stray bullet.
the person who pulled the trigger was never caught.
"That was a good man you all took from us," said brother Donnie Ross. "Now we got three kids that we got to make sure to raise like he would've raised him. Get them through high school, all that, because I know he would have done it.
Ross was a father and husband. His wife Delorian says he was the rock of their family.
"We had our ups and downs but he was the type of guy to make it work," she said. "We never had a divorce, never (any) separation, it was 'babe we're just going to make this work.'"
Ross was sitting in his car at the Sunoco gas station on Van Dyke near Lynch Road when two men began arguing in the street. One of them pulled out a gun and started shooting.
Ross was struck and later died at a local hospital. His death, like so many others, proved the old street adage true-bullets don't have names on them.
"If you out there, you've got to look at yourself in the mirror," said friend Charles Childs. "You killed a father, a brother, a grandson. Can you live with yourself?"
Ross worked on the assembly line at the Ford plant in Flat Rock. He wanted to open a used car dealership and repair shop.
He's survived by his wife and three children
"It's not fair to his wife, his family, his mother, his children," said Delonda Rushing, sister in law. "So if you have any information please come forward ask for God to give you forgiveness because we forgive you. We just need closure."
There's a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest. If the tip that breaks the case comes in before midnight another thousand dollars will be added to the reward.
If you have any information, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up and remember you will remain anonymous.