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Barbershop customer recounts fatal shooting

Posted at 4:31 AM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 04:31:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — When Vincent Roebuck walked into Clippers Barbershop, he thought it would be like any other Thursday visit, instead it was anything but normal.

"All of us in the barbershop, we talk trash But that, that's a no-no right there," said Roebuck.

Things quickly took a deadly turn at Clippers Barbershop on Thursday evening and Roebuck witnessed it all.

"So he and the other barber were arguing. It's the barbershop. You talk trash but this man came out and just shot the man."

Roebuck says the owner of Clippers had just recently hired the shooter.

"I don't think the guy right in his mind but the owner of the barbershop hired him because he felt sorry for him; to give him a chance to work."

A trait Roebuck says he admired in the owner.

"He was a very respectable young man. He never showed me no disrespect."

So of course seeing everything happen right in front his eyes clearly affected Roebuck.

"I tried to run to him and help him. He said help me help me. But my nephew pulled me off and said that man could shoot at anybody."

"SoI had to go. I had to left him. And that really hurt me. "

The caution tape and dozens of officers brought out curious neighbors. News of what really happened brought out the tears.

"To see that happen to him. Shot him like a dog, man." Especially knowing that the victim's 5-year-old son saw the whole thing.

"His son was pulling him. His son was right there."

As for the person at the other end of the gun Roebuck says "I pray that wherever you're at, they come and get you and out you in prison, because you're not gonna walk Tallahassee again."