• Ross Capicchioni was shot by a close friend in 2007 in Detroit, Michigan.
• His friend is currently serving a 35 year-long sentence for the crime.
• Ross managed to survive the attack and is now a successful human rights activist.
• He has appeared in magazines, TV shows, a documentary, and on YouTube.
• He is active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook with a net worth of over $100,000.
- 1 Who shot Ross Capicchioni?
- 2 Ross Capicchioni Wiki Biography
- 3 Early life and education
- 4 Being shot and becoming popular because of it
- 5 How did he make it out alive?
- 6 Identifying the attacker
- 7 Why was Ross shot?
- 8 After the incident
- 9 Things which kept him going
- 10 Personal life and relationships
- 11 Appearance and net worth
- 12 Social media presence
Who shot Ross Capicchioni?
The name of the person who shot Ross Capicchioni has not been shared with the public. The person is known to have been one of his closest friends, before he tried to kill him on 6 June 2007 – the person is currently serving a 35 year-long sentence.
Ross Capicchioni Wiki Biography
Ross Capicchioni was born in Detroit, Michigan US on 21 March 1990, so under the zodiac sign of Aries and holding American nationality – he is popular for being a human rights activist, and really rose to prominence after being shot by his so-called friend.
Early life and education
Ross has not shared much about his childhood and early life with the public –such as details regarding his family or siblings, which makes him one of the more secretive people around. He is said to have had a normal childhood, if you take away the fact he was shot three times by a person he considered to be one of his best friends.
Ross eventually matriculated from the Detroit High School, but then decided to not pursue a college degree.
Go skate day!! TCMT pic.twitter.com/vrIvk6OUJo
— Ross Capicchioni (@RCapicchioni) September 28, 2014
Being shot and becoming popular because of it
In 2007 while still in high school, Ross’ friend came to his house and asked if he wanted to take a ride with him to his cousin’s house, which is in the east of the city. Ross did not feel like going but after a couple of minutes of persuasion he agreed to go for a ride – the reason why he refused to go in the first place was the fact that the crime rate in that part of the city was nearly four times higher than anywhere else in the city.
Ross was the one driving as his friend showed him which road to take and where to go, and after they eventually arrived at the house, his friend told him to pull the car around the back. They both stepped out and while Ross was looking around, the first gunshot hit his left arm – Ross turned around and couldn’t believe what he was seeing: his friend was holding a shotgun pointed at him. He afterwards stated that all he remembered to say at the moment was ‘did you shoot me?’ – he barely had time to say that as his friend fired another shot, this time to his chest which made a big hole. Ross was still conscious when the third shot hit him straight in the head and he fell to the ground – his friend hit him in the mouth with the shotgun, took his car keys, and drove away.
How did he make it out alive?
Ross had two choices – to either stay on the ground and bleed to death or to get up and try to search for help. After trying for a couple of times to get up, Ross started to think it was impossible and almost gave up, but wanted to give it just one more shot – he managed to get up but after two or three steps fell back to the ground. Luckily for him, he got to a spot where a probation officer was able to see him, he called for help and was there with Ross until the police and ambulance came to pick him up.
Ross today remembers the words paramedics said to encourage him and to keep him awake –when he arrived at the hospital, he was pronounced dead, but thanks to one of the best doctors who just happened to be on duty, he managed to bring Ross back to life. Ross had to undergo heart surgery but everything turned out better than anyone expected, and three days after the surgery, Ross opened his eyes. His family had no idea where he was until he woke up and told the doctors who he was and where he lived.
Identifying the attacker
After taking five days to rest and recover at the hospital, Ross was allowed to go home, and as soon as he was there, the FBI showed up at his door asking him to identify the kid who shot him. They had already arrested the kid they believed had committed the crime, but had to make sure – Ross pointed to a picture of his friend which made everything clear. His friend went to court, and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Why was Ross shot?
Nobody can say for sure why Ross was shot by one of hissupposedly closest friends – Ross’ theory is that his friend was trying to join a gang and the condition was to kill someone. Luckily for Ross (and unfortunately for his friend), he managed to survive, and is now a successful activist for human rights.
After the incident
Ross was featured in a couple of magazines and was invited to appear in numerous TV shows after he felt well enough to do so – his story can be seen on YouTube in a video which is entitled ‘Ross Capicchioni and His Amazing Story’. Besides that, he is also the lead actor in a documentary movie about himself, produced by Steve Berra and Eric Koston which is entitled “Aberrican Me: Ross Capicchioni”.
Things which kept him going
Ross’ family helped him stay positive and to believe in his recovery. Ross stated during one of his interviews that skateboarding helped him recover, as he really wanted to be able to use his skateboard again, as that was the thing he enjoyed doing the most.
Personal life and relationships
Ross remains very secretive when it comes to his present love life and his past affairs. Although he hasn’t shared anything about his personal life with the public, he is rumored to be married to his childhood friend who was there when he needed her the most, and who helped him after he was shot by his friend. The two don’t have any kids and it doesn’t seem as they are planning on having any anytime soon.
Appearance and net worth
Ross is currently 29 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes but his height and weight are not known. According to authoritative sources, his current net worth is estimated to be over $100,000, and is said to be slowly rising.
Social media presence
Ross is quite active on several social media platforms – he launched his Twitter account in December 2011 and has so far gathered nearly 3,000 followers and tweeted over 250 times. His Instagram account is followed by more than 5,200 people while he’s uploaded nearly 400 pictures on it, and part of his description reads ‘One of gods own prototypes, a rare mutant of some kind’. He has a Facebook page as well, which is followed by more than 40,000 people.