Breakthrough in case of hero barber killed while protecting customers

2017-10-31 19:14


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Connecticut — Police have made an arrest in the death of a barber who was shot while he was protecting customers, including a young boy whose hair he had just cut.

Bridgeport police told the Connecticut Post that 32-year-old Mark Christian was arrested on Monday in connection with the October 14 death of Deon Rodney inside the Just Right Cutz barbershop.

Police say Christian and an accomplice robbed a man in the shop's parking lot. When they went inside, Rodney tried to stop one of the attackers, and the other one shot him.

The shop's owner and police praised Rodney for trying to protect customers.

Christian was held on $1m bail on charges, including felony murder. It could not immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.

Police are looking for the second suspect.

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