October 22, 2021

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‘This is chaos:’ Barbershop owner describes capturing armed gentleman pointing gun at children, patrons

MELBOURNE, Fla. – A brief-considering Melbourne barbershop owner shot and disarmed a disgruntled client who returned with a handgun he utilised to issue at prospects, barbers and two younger young children, according to Melbourne police information.

The scenario unfolded Saturday at the New York Hair Barbershop on West Florida Avenue in Melbourne. The suspect was booked into the Brevard County Jail Thursday.

The proprietor of the barbershop informed Melbourne police Marlon Mascoe, 24, arrived in and was waiting around for yet another barber to lower his hair. The operator made available to lower his hair as an alternative but Mascoe declined. The owner mentioned he built a joke that he wasn’t good enough to lower Mascoe’s hair and stated Mascoe experienced “nappy hair like me.” The proprietor claimed Mascoe appeared upset and walked out.

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About 10 minutes afterwards, the owner was chopping yet another person’s hair when Mascoe returned wearing a encounter mask and keeping a black handgun. He also experienced a hooded sweatshirt pulled in excess of his head, according to the report. The barber reported he identified Mascoe by his “Jamaican accent” and since he had been in the store just a number of minutes prior.

The barber said Mascoe stated, “This is authentic, this is a serious gun” and pointed the weapon at barbers and patrons in the shop.

A witness later on told Melbourne police, “When (Mascoe) was pointing it at me … I was wanting down the barrel.”

As Mascoe ongoing to level the gun at individuals, the shop proprietor claimed he retrieved his firearm and ducked driving a barber chair.

The barber said when Mascoe turned, he took the option to shoot him. After Mascoe was on the floor, the barber instructed another person else to connect with 911, in accordance to the report.

In the 911 connect with, the caller explained what had unfolded within the store.


“Somebody ran in here with a gun and aimed it at the barber and he received shot,” the caller said, adding “self-defense, stand your ground.”

The shop proprietor explained to law enforcement two young children had been crying and screaming by way of the incident.

“We obtained little ones in below and almost everything,” the caller said.

Marlon Mascoe, 24. (WKMG 2021)

A younger boy or girl can be listened to crying and asking for his dad. A number of individuals ended up yelling in the history as the caller explained what transpired to dispatchers.

“This is chaos,” the dispatcher said at one level following finding disconnected from the 911 caller.

A number of witnesses confirmed the barbershop owner’s account and that they were being in panic for their lives.

The 24-yr-previous suspect from Palm Bay was shot in the suitable hip spot and taken to Holmes Regional Health-related Centre for treatment.

Law enforcement formally charged Mascoe on Thursday at the healthcare facility with exhibiting a firearm through the commission of a felony, and a few counts of aggravated assault with a lethal weapon.


Mascoe is established to experience a decide Friday for his 1st look.

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