Argument Escalates To Gunfire Inside PA Barbershop, Concealed Carrier Steps In And Is Credited With Saving Lives

PHILADELPHIA, PA — An incident inside a crowded West Philadelphia barber shop turned potentially deadly yesterday, when a customer who was arguing with a barber drew a gun and began firing. Police reported that a passer-by heard the gunfire, entered the shop, drew his legally carried concealed handgun and shot the customer once, killing him. The concealed carrier turned himself into police after the shooting.

Although an investigation is ongoing, police have initially stated that the shooting appears to be a case of self-defense, and that the concealed carrier saved lives and will not be charged.

“The person who responded was a legal gun permit carrier,” said Philadelphia Police Captain Frank Llewellyn. “He responded and I guess he saved a lot of people in there.”

Here is yet another example of why it is important to carry your defensive firearm at all times. An emergency can occur in any location at any time. We will provide updates on this story as it develops. Stay safe.

About Constantine

Constantine is a semi-retired business owner and consultant who lives in the Northeast US. He is an NRA Endowment Life Member and an NRA Certified Instructor. He enjoys all shooting sports as well as big-game hunting. Licensed to carry in over 30 states, he has carried daily for over 20 years and has instructed many novice shooters in firearm safety and basic shooting skills. His EDC (most of the time) is a Rock River Arms custom 1911 loaded with Federal 230 gr. HydraShok JHP. This is carried in a Mitch Rosen USD II Slimline IWB holster on a Mitch Rosen belt. A Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 and a SureFire LED flashlight round out the system.