Alleged gunman turns himself in, mother speaks

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Kirby Ross, an alleged gunman in a North Jackson shooting, turned himself in to authorities Friday evening. Ross has been wanted on charges of attempted first-degree murder, attempted aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a handgun. Ross was wanted in connection with a Jan. 9 shooting. Police said Ross arranged to meet the alleged victim and another man on Garland Drive to sell a handgun. Instead of going through with the deal, Ross is accused of attempting to rob them and shooting at them when they tried to defend themselves. The mother of Kirby Ross told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News she has heard the story from many points of view, including eyewitnesses and law enforcement, but regardless of what really happened, she’s proud of her son for doing the right thing. “I’m still his mother, regardless,” Goldie Ross-Donnell said. “I’m going to always be his mom. My main thing is I want the violence to stop. I don’t know the whole story. I’ve got to hear Kirby’s side as well, but I just want the violence to stop here in Jackson, Tennessee. This is my son’s hometown. I just want it to stop.” Ross’ bond was set at $200,000. He will be formally arraigned in court on Tuesday.

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