A man has been charged with murder in the death of a heroic barber who jumped in to defend his customers during an armed robbery on October 14 in Bridgeport.
Mark Christian, 32, is accused of killing 32-year-old Deon Rodney during a robbery at the Just Right Cutz at 500 Park Avenue.
According to police, Christian and another suspect tried to rob a patron in the parking lot, then chased the man into the barber shop. Christian shot Rodney when the barber tried to intervene to stop the attack.
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Witnesses said that Rodney was trying to protect the life of a little boy whose hair he had just cut. Police and co-workers called him a hero.
Christian was arrested Monday and charged with murder, felony murder conspiracy to commit robbery, carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment. He is currently being held on a $1,000,000 bond.
The investigation is ongoing and police are still seeking the second suspect.