Judge calls domestic-violence shooting 'basically an execution'

Kwantedious Ross, 19, accused of shooting 16-year-old girl

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An Orlando man appeared in front of an Orange County judge Friday facing charges of attempted second-degree murder after police said he shot his former girlfriend multiple times.

Police said Kwantedious Ross, 19, shot the 16-year-old girl June 11 in the parking lot of Willow Key Apartments on Arnold Palmer Drive.

When the victim was on the ground, Ross shot her two more times, according to the police report.

The victim is in critical but stable condition. Police are not identifying her because she is a victim of domestic violence and a minor.

During his first appearance, the Orange County Circuit Judge set Ross’ bond at more than $1 million.

“This is basically an execution that didn’t quite work out,” the judge said about the shooting.

Ross told the judge he wanted to hire a private attorney, but he doesn't currently have a job.

The prosecutor argued against bond being set and said that Ross also had an active domestic-violence injunction against him when the shooting occurred.

Orlando police arrested Ross on Thursday on a warrant for second-degree murder with a firearm, among other charges.

Ross was captured after authorities received an anonymous Crimeline tip, police said.