Crime Stoppers: Last hours of Kendrick Ross; who killed this husband and father?

Crime Stoppers: Last hours of Kendrick Ross; who killed this husband and father?

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A silent neighborhood and a shattered family are the aftermath of a shooting in Baton Rouge that still has detectives looking for the killer.

With so many unanswered questions, community help is certainly needed in one Baton Rouge subdivision.

On September 19, 2015, both the Tigers and Jags were playing football games at home and both teams would win big.

Kendrick Ross, who was a fan of both teams, watched and listened from home. As the evening wore on, he told his wife he was stepping out for a few.

"He said, 'I'll probably ride by LSU and ride by Southern, but I'll be back in a little bit,'" recalled his wife Kristin Ross.

But he would never come back. As the hours went by, she became more and more worried. She called and texted, but still nothing. Finally a friend called her and told her to get over to the 9400 block of Avis Avenue in the Mayfair subdivision.

A shooting had lit up the neighborhood earlier. As she arrived, she didn't see him or his car. She had no idea what was going on. She asked around
the neighborhood to see if she could find out what happened. Turns out a detective had left a card at one of the homes. So she made that fateful phone call.

"That's when he gave me the details that I needed to get to OLOL. Hospital," Ross said.

The prognosis was heartbreaking. Her husband had been shot and one of the bullets went through his head. She was told there was no brain activity, and by the next morning, her husband was pronounced dead.

"When I saw him, I was in disbelief. When he left that day, I fully expected my husband to come back home," Ross said.

He would save other lives though as an organ donor. The question remained though, who ended his? What happened?

"An individual stepped out as he passed by. He opened fire on him, striking him and the vehicle multiple times," said Detective Logan Collins with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

To date, there has been no arrest in the case.  But why is that, because let's go back to when this happened.

"It was a type of day we would expect people to be outside and see what would have happened," Collins said.

A feeling that is shared by Kristin Ross.

"I'm not convinced that at 5:30 in the evening, in a residential neighborhood on a Saturday, that everyone was locked up in their house and no one seen or heard anything," she said.

In fact, nobody is convinced of that. They all know somebody knows. And if there wasn't already enough misery to this story, let's not forget to mention the children. What words would you use to explain all of this to your kids?

"It's heartbreaking to me that I have to explain to my kids that they'll never see their father again. We have an anniversary coming in a few weeks that I won't get to celebrate with my husband," Ross said.

The celebrations are all very different now. Life is very different now, except for the killer's life. He's still running free, but one phone call could change that.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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