Suspect Guns Down Barbershop Owner In Front Of 8-Year-Old Getting His Hair Cut In Washington State: Police

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A barber was shot and killed Nov. 30 while cutting an 8-year-old’s hair in Washington State.

At 5:09 p.m., police officers responded to a shooting at JQ Barber Shop, located at 112 East Stewart in Puyallup, Washington. The suspect, described as a 5’8” male of an unknown race and wearing all-black clothing, shot the barber multiple times before fleeing, Puyallup police said. (RELATED: Texas School Sends Student Home With ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Haircut)

Several individuals who were at the location at the time the incident occurred said the suspect entered the barbershop and went directly to where the victim was cutting the child’s hair. The suspect fled on foot. Despite conducting an extensive search with the help of a dog, the suspect is still at large.

“It does not appear that robbery was a motive,” Portmann said, The News Tribune reported.

The victim — a 43-year-old male who lived in Tacoma — is the owner of JQ Barb.

The Puyallup Police Department’s Investigative Services Unit (ISU) is leading the investigation. Anyone who lives or works in the area can check security camera footage for anyone matching that description. And anybody with knowledge of the suspect can call the Puyallup Police Department tip line at 253-770-3343 or email