SOUTH CAROLINA - Business has never been better for the "Next Up Barber Shop" in Columbia, S.C. after a master barber and his customer opened fire on two armed robbers.
According to WLTX, “Not even 24 hours after two armed robbers walked in to Next Up Barber Shop, the business was packed with waiting customers, both young and old”. Master barber Elmurray Bookman and a customer both have concealed carry permits and used them to save their lives as well as the lives of everyone at the barber shop that day including several small children. One of the robbers was shot and killed while the second suspect is on the run.
Barber Brandon Dreher said: “Two men came in, armed one with a handgun, one with a rifle and ordered everybody to put their hands up,” he said. “They forced all the customers and kids to put their hands up and they were starting to go in everyone’s pockets.”
Bookman added, “When he came to him for his money, he told him that his money was over there in the chair. When the guy walked over to the chair, that’s when he came out and shot. Then when he started shooting, I came out and started shooting.”