Surveillance video shows a fatal shootout between a pair of armed robbery suspects and two customers at a Columbia, South Carolina barbershop.
Several people, including children, were inside Next Up Barber and Beauty Friday when two armed men wearing masks entered and demanded money.
Barber Chauncy Harris witnessed it all unfold.
“He smacked me in the back of my head, and I said, ‘Okay, this is probably when he’s going to shoot me now and just sent an example and walk on out the door with the money,'” Harris said. “But that’s when my man let loose. That’s when everybody else had their stuff and was ready to take care of business.”
Two of the victims with valid concealed weapons permits shot at both suspects, hitting one of them. The wounded suspect ran from the barbershop and collapsed outside. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead by medical staff a short time later, according to police.