The man suspected of fatally shooting his former wife and two children in Phoenix on Christmas is a vegan chef and motivational speaker.
Anthony Milan Ross, 45, was taken into custody shortly after 10 p.m. Monday after exchanging gunfire with officers following a six-hour standoff, a Phoenix police spokesman said Tuesday.
Fans of Ross on social media have been shocked by the news.
Many commented on a Facebook video posted on Christmas Eve of Ross singing with his 11-year-old son, Nigel, whom police found the next day shot in a Phoenix apartment, along with his 10-month-old sister, Anora.
Ross lost a large amount of weight when he was in his 20s, which he has attributed to his vegan lifestyle. He spoke about it in a feature-length documentary that also included celebrities James Cameron and Samuel L. Jackson.
His estranged wife, Iris Ross, 38, was shot Monday shortly before officers were called to Highland Apartments at Highland Avenue and 16th Street at 3:45 p.m., police said. Her body was found lying in a patio area at the complex, police said, and an hours-long standoff with the man inside ensued.
One officer who was injured after a police tactical squad entered the apartment was reported in stable condition. Ross was uninjured.
Ross is commonly known by his middle name, which he uses for his business ventures, which include vegan cooking and writing.
In Ross’ initial court appearance Tuesday, he was ordered held without bond at a Maricopa County jail. He is held on three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, 19 counts of aggravated assault on an officer and one county of discharging a firearm within city limits.
According to a court document, witnesses told police officers that they saw Ross shoot a woman who was running away from him. After that, they said, he returned to an apartment and they heard two to three more gunshots from inside the home. Soon after, he was back outside, going through through Iris Ross’ pants pockets, witnesses said. They asked Anthony Ross if she was OK, and he responded by pointing his handgun at them and telling them “no,” according to the court document.
Iris and Anthony Ross were divorced earlier this year.
Howard said Anthony Ross initially told police negotiators he had killed the children. However, police negotiated with him for hours in hopes that one or both of the children were alive, Howard said. During the negotiations, Ross changed his story, saying they were alive and threatened to kill them, according to officials.
Shortly after 10 p.m., a police Special Assignments Unit deployed a robot into the apartment, and it became evident to officers that the younger child, Anora, was dead in one of the rooms.
Police entered the apartment after discovering her, and Ross opened fire, according to court documents. Officers discovered Nigel’s body in a different room.
Howard said police do not yet know the motive for the killings.
A 46-year-old male officer with 23 years of service was injured by shrapnel and taken to a hospital in stable condition, police said.
SJWs Attack Woman Who Made Native American Feather Art Online
Lauren Jean Welding LLC Facebook page had posted a new artistic addition to her roster of impressive work. Unfortunately, completely lacking all logic and frankly mad that someone who have such a hobby that doesn’t include ruining your life or succumbing to our poison pill American culture, the wild pack of SJWs closed in on their target, a woman in Montana who enjoys making Welding Art.
They decided to take their anger out on someone who created a piece of art, giving her bad reviews (currently sitting at 1.2 Stars) & commenting obvious and recycled leftist gibberish.
It’s important to note that a woman, Elizabeth Warren specifically, ran a whole Presidential Election without one word from these people. Her entire career was uplifted and guided by the fact she had applied and then apologized for literally lying about being a Native American. The lack of irony is not without mentioning many of these people would never dare question one of their own.
Go support her page and her collection of art from the masses of future cat ladies and men who share their girlfriends!
Bill Maher Defends Kavanaugh
On his show Friday night, Bill Maher and his panel got into a heated debate over the “new” allegations about Brett Kavanaugh – yes, the ones even his accuser can’t remember. Maher even turned on his liberal comrades, adopting the position that rehashing events from when Kavanaugh was 17 years old hurt the Democrats in 2018… and could hurt them again.
Citing polling from 2018, Maher said that Democrats could have done better in the midterm elections had it not been for the Kavanaugh hearings: “People did not like going after a guy for what he did in high school. It looked bad and now Democrats are talking about impeaching him again?” Maher said.
Guest Andrew Sullivan seemed to agree. “He probably did some shitty things in high school drunk,” he said.
And when liberal guest Heather McGhee tried to jump in, asking “May the woman please speak about what this felt like?”, Sullivan shot her down immediately: “Please don’t play that card. You’re making my point.”
When Kavanaugh’s temperament was brought up, Sullivan responded: “You try maintaining a good temperament when you’re being accused of something, you had no idea it was coming at you, came at the last minute, and that happened years and years and years ago.”
As McGhee tried to make the point that being a Supreme Court justice isn’t just a “normal job”, Maher immediately fired back: “So you’re saying at 17 you have to have your fully formed character?”
He continued: “Live in reality, man! That’s who they put up. We don’t have the votes, and now we lost seats! Are we gonna do it again? Ruth Bader Ginsburg said glowing things about him… What were you like at 17?”
Social Media is the Biggest Threat to America… It’s Time to Break Them Up
After the another mass ban by Facebook and Instagram of Alex Jones, Milo, Laura Loomer, and Paul Joseph Watson, it is evermore clear and a massive warning to all conservatives that they are not welcome on social media platforms. Something that should also be considered illegal considering their ‘public square’ standing and non-publisher status, which saves them from sued for libel but [should] curtail their ability to promote, dissuade, or ban content based on their choice.
Facebook went as far to even say they’ll ban anyone or organization that shares content from Alex Jones, Infowars, or any of the banned people mentioned, maybe even more.
Facebook is also conducting election-meddling. Gang Emperor Yang, a meme page for Democratic candidate Andrew Yang, was removed less than a month ago.
President Trump has yet to act on this, ironically without social media Donald Trump would never be President. Considering the Media, Entertainment, and Political monopolies are aligned against him it seems maddening that President Trump hasn’t done one thing besides offer the suggestion to “be good” online.
Despite the fact that it’s hard to find to find any popular conservative right besides Ben Shapiro on the internet. When 2020 roles around it’s going to for Donald Trump’s old coalition to remain strong when his followers, his greatest allies in media, and people who helped get elected directly are being de-platformed, silenced, and banned off of social media.