Puyallup barbershop owner shot, killed

Police are still searching for a suspect who fled the scene. He is described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall and wears all black clothing.

PUYALLUP, Wash. — A barber was shot and killed while cutting an 8-year-old boy’s hair in Puyallup on Wednesday night.

Just after 5 p.m., someone entered the JQ Barbershop on 112 East Stewart Avenue, approached the 43-year-old victim and shot him multiple times, according to the Puyallup Police Department (PPD).

The victim was identified as the barber shop owner.

The suspect then fled the scene and police are still searching for him. He is described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall and wears all black clothing.

The child, the child’s mother, another barber and another customer were in the salon when the crime occurred. No one else was harmed.

At this time, police believe this was a targeted shooting and initial information indicates that nothing was taken from the store.

Police are asking anyone who works or lives in the area to check their security cameras for anyone who matches the description. If you find a video of the suspect, you are required to call the Puyallup Police Department guidance line at 253-770-3343 or email tips@puyallupwa.gov and reference case #2233401763

This is an evolving story. Check back for updates.

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Edmund DeMarche

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