Barber "Assassinated" in His Shop

Police say a robbery inside an Upper Darby barbershop may have been just a front for a hit because the barber was shot execution style

By Karen Araiza
|  Thursday, Apr 19, 2012  |  Updated 8:45 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Police say Michael Turner was shot to death inside an Upper Darby barbershop on Wednesday during a robbery. Police are searching for the suspect. NBC10's Rosemary Connors reports

NBC10 Philadelphia - Rosemary Connors

Police say Michael Turner was shot to death inside an Upper Darby barbershop on Wednesday during a robbery. Police are searching for the suspect. NBC10's Rosemary Connors reports

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Man Killed Inside Upper Darby Barbershop

Police say a man was shot to death inside an Upper Darby barbershop on Wednesday. Police are searching for the suspect. NBC10's Rosemary Connors reports.
More Photos and Videos

A barber, identified as Michael Turner, 35, was shot to death inside his Upper Darby shop on Wednesday during a robbery. But police say that robbery may have been a front for a hit on the barber.

"We believe the way the holdup man was dressed and the point-blank range of the shot, we believe this was a hit, an assassination," says Upper Darby Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood.

At around 2 p.m., a gunman came into the Modern Hair Designs Barber Shop at 8 Copley Road. That's right next to 69th Street Terminal. Four people, including the barber, were inside the shop. The gunman walked in, said it was a holdup and ordered everyone to hit the floor.

He demanded money and the barber gave it to him, police say. The gunman shot the barber anyway, execution style. Police say the gunman was dressed in dark clothing and had his face covered so that only his eyes and nose were showing.


Fan, follow and download: Get the latest from NBC10.com anytime, anywhere

. Follow us on

Twitter

,

Facebook

,

our mobile site

and

NBC Philadelphia

.

Sign up for our breaking news newsletter

. And, get breaking news delivered right to your mobile phone -- just text

PHIBREAKING

to 639710 to sign up. (

Message and data rates may apply.

)

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
FlyeredUp: Win 2 Tickets to Flyers Playoff Game
Win two tickets to the first 2014... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out