Police Searching For Gunman Accused Of Killing SE OKC Grandfather

Monday, June 15th 2020, 4:26 pm

A grandfather defending his loved ones on Sunday was gunned down at his home, according to witnesses.

Oklahoma City police are searching for the person who opened fire on William "Billy" Ross, 44, inside his home near SE 59th and Sooner Road.

Family and friend said Ross did not deserve to die that way and was the kind of person who would do anything for anyone.

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“He’s real caring,” said Jessica Pride, family friend. “Take his shirt off his back and give it to anybody. That man was loving.”

Pride, a close friend of Ross' family, could not believe it when she heard he was gunned down at the home. Pride said the suspect known as "Q" is the father of Ross' 1-year-old granddaughter.

“I just know he wanted to see his daughter every Sunday,” said Pride. “He come see his daughter today. Was one of them days she said ‘No,’ and he was like, I know where you family stay.”

When "Q" showed up to Ross' home, police said there was a fight between the men. Witnesses said the man was angry because Ross found out he got physical with his daughter. They said the gunman fired at the victim several times.

“And you did that in front of your child,” said Pride. “You don’t do that in front of no baby. That’s just evil.”

Police said the suspect drove away from the scene in a silver Honda.

“Because he was there in the home and people knew him,” said Oklahoma City police Master Sgt. Gary Knight. “We have him identified at this point.”

As investigators searched for the gunman, people close to Ross tried to make sense of the tragedy. 

“Just keep us in your prayers,” said Pride. “Keep us, keep us in your prayers.”