Thursday, February 4, 2021

More Details Emerge About Murder Last Week at Studio Nineteen Barbershop

We posted about the brazen daytime murder last week at a Studio Nineteen barbershop (1931 S. State).  More details have come out this week and it's a startling account (via Tribune):

Chicago police fear the “high likelihood” of retaliation because of the shooting of a man killed in a South Loop barbershop who a police alert identifies as a “very close associate” of well-known rapper G Herbo.

The man killed was a member of the Terror Town faction of the Black P-Stone street gang, and G Herbo, whose real name is Herbert Wright III, is a documented member of the Terror Town and No Limit factions of the Black P-Stones, according to a Chicago police officer safety alert. The Tribune is not naming the man killed because the Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released his identity, pending family notification.

He died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, according to the medical examiner’s office, which performed an autopsy Friday. His death was ruled a homicide.

The shooting occurred about 12:20 p.m. Thursday at the Studio Nineteen barber shop, 1931 S. State St. in the South Loop, according to a police report. A 24-year-old man was sitting in a barber chair waiting for a haircut when a 20- to 30-year-old man wearing all dark clothing including a hooded jacket and a face mask came in and asked employees for directions to the restroom.

The man then walked to the back of the store and into the restroom, police said. When he came out, he pulled out a handgun and walked directly toward the 24-year-old man and fired several shots to his head.

The man left the shop and ran south on State Street before entering a gold SUV, which sped off west on Cullerton Street, the report said. Three .40-caliber shell casings were found at the scene.

Wow - stay safe out there.

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