Barbershop Robber Cut Down By TWO Concealed Carriers

Barbershop Robber Cut Down By TWO Concealed Carriers

There’s stunning security camera footage of a barbershop robbery in South Carolina that was thwarted by not one, but two concealed carriers who took on a pair of armed robbers and decisively won.

A 35-year-old New Jersey man has been identified as the armed robbery suspect who was shot and killed in a shootout during a botched robbery attempt at a Fort Jackson Boulevard barbershop.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says Adeyemi Herschelle Hannibal died due to multiple gunshots wounds.

Hannbal and a second, unidentified man attempted to rob the Next Up Barber and Beauty shortly before 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Several people, including children, were inside the business when two armed men wearing masks demanded and stole money from them.

Chauncy Harris witnessed it all unfold. It was a scene he will never forget.

“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 opened fire on both men. Hannibal was wounded in the exchange, 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.

CPD is investigating how the second suspect escaped from the scene, and whether he’s suffering from any injuries.

Opponents of concealed carry constantly claim that once the bad guy has the drop on you, then there is nothing you can do. As this incident shows clearly, this is not remotely true. A concealed carrier has the advantage of being able to bide his or her time and wait for a moment of opportunity to draw his or her weapon when he or she has a momentary advantage.