Father Shoots Texas Barber Over 13-Year-Old Son's Haircut

Police are looking for a man who shot a Katy barber three times during a dispute about his 13-year-old son's haircut.

Katy, TX – A Texas father shot a barber in Harris County in a dispute over the haircut his 13-year-old son received on Saturday.

The incident began at about 5 p.m. on Dec. 21 after the man brought his son into Magic's Kutts and Fades on Franz Road in Katy, KTRK reported.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the owner of the shop said that the father and son left the barber shop after the haircut but returned about 20 minutes later.

According to the owner, the father said that he didn’t like that the haircut would only last two weeks, despite the fact he hadn’t given the barber any instructions prior to the haircut, KTRK reported.

The owner said he offered the father a free haircut for his son, but the man refused and paid a different barber to give the boy a haircut that would last longer.

Then he got into a fight with the first barber in the parking lot, KTRK reported.

Police said the 13-year-old son was in the car watching as his father pulled out a gun and shot the barber three times, KHOU reported.

"That is one of the worst ones I've heard, especially with your son being here, witnessing what you're doing,” Harris County Detective Wallace Wyatt said, according to CNN.

The barber was hit in the stomach, leg, and arm.

He was transported to Hermann Memorial Hospital for treatment and was listed in stable condition, the Fort Wayne Star-Telegram reported.

“I think it’s just crazy for anyone to shoot anybody over a haircut, period," Det. Wyatt said. "Like I said, the disturbing part is his 13-year-old son witnessed this, which makes him a part of this, so this 13-year-old son knows he needs to come forward and tell us what happened. The father knows he needs to come forward and tell us what happened. Just to be an example, to be a good father and say, 'I messed up. I have something to prove to my son, and this is how you fix it.'"

There were also several witnesses inside the barber shop, according to KHOU.

Detectives were investigating whether there was surveillance video that may have captured the shooting.

TMZ reported on Monday afternoon that police have identified the gunman.

"Investigators have identified a man believed to have been involved in the barber shop shooting,” the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

“No charges have been filed at this time, and we are asking that he contact investigators directly to tell his version of what transpired.”

Comments (78)
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Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Can guarantee it's the usual suspect!! Cause who else shoots somebody over a haircut?? Hope he's charged with attempted murder!!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

Only Cams cousins would shoot someone over a bad haircut.

Bptrsn1974
Bptrsn1974

Yeah not a stretch to guess the Culture that does this stuff

Serpico8881
Serpico8881

Didn't know Kramer had a son 😂🤣

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

The one thing I see wrong with this, is the barber chasing the guy out to the parking lot. Depending on his size, which I'm sure is ample based on his actions, he could be considered a deadly threat and self defense was warranted. If you leave an establishment and someone from inside chases you down, all bets are off. He didn't shoot him because of the haircut. He shot him to save himself and his son from injury.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Crazy

Sgt Rock
Sgt Rock

It's tough to keep the scissors or razors sharp working on those pubes, like cutting wire all day. This costs the barber plenty. Aviation snips would probably work better.

nitrodave08
nitrodave08

Magic's Kutts and Fades enuf said

Raymelson
Raymelson

I think there's more to this story than what's being told

NomonK
NomonK

@Hi_estCommDenomn to say Gods house a business is so wrong. There are those that teach a False Doctrine. It's an individual sin and God will judge harshly. Jesus threw all the money changers out of his Fathers house. Don't paint with such a broad brush.