A Lithonia barber was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly slashed a dissatisfied patron several times with a straight razor during a fight.
Investigators said a patron went into the shop to get his beard trim, but was unhappy with the service and got into an argument with the barber.
The argument escalated into a fight outside the shop, police spokesman Capt. Stephen Fore said.
“The barber pulled out a straight razor and ended up slashing the patron several times in the torso,” Capt. Fore said.
The victim, who is in his 30s, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition with wounds to his chest area. But his condition has since been upgraded to stable, the captain said.
The suspect was gone by the time officers arrived, but a co-worker convinced him to turn himself in, Capt. Fore said.
Mr. Gilbert remained in the DeKalb County jail Thursday without bond, according to the booking records. Police ruled out self-defense after speaking to the co-workers and other witnesses at the scene, Capt. Fore said.
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