Police: unintentional drug theft ended in Bridgeport barbershop homicide

BRIDGEPORT — It allegedly began as a simple plan for a smash-and-seize at a local sneaker shop.

however police mentioned the greed of the two alleged thieves ended up resulting in the homicide of a favored barber and the wounding of his assistant in a hail of bullets of their barbershop.

“The cases surrounding this crime are horrendous,” Senior Assistant State’s legal professional Nicholas Bove talked about Friday all the way through the arraignment in superior court docket of the alleged shooter, 43-12 months-historic Tavares Jefferson.

judge Kevin Doyle ordered Jefferson, who is charged with homicide, tried murder, first-diploma assault, attempted first-degree assault and gun fees, held in lieu of $2 million bond.

presently after eight p.m. on Oct. 2, police, responding to a name of gunshots, found Jamain Allen mendacity in lots adjoining to his quick cease Barber shop on Pequonnock highway with gunshot wounds to his abdomen, legs, neck and head, in response to Jefferson’s arrest warrant affidavit.

Allen became reported useless on the scene. A 2nd barber was handled at Bridgeport hospital for a gunshot wound within the arm, in accordance with the affidavit.

Detectives later viewed the surveillance video from the barber store.

The affidavit states that the video confirmed Allen standing within the doorway when he became approached with the aid of a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt. the person looked as if it would pull out a handgun and shoot Allen within the torso. Allen ran toward the back of the barbershop because the assailant saved firing, the affidavit states.

After what seemed to be the man clearing a jam in the gun, the affidavit states that the gunman entered the barbershop and approached the different barber who became cowering at the back of a chair. He gave the impression to fireplace at the man who at the closing minute raised his arms in entrance of his face and become struck in the arm, the affidavit states.

The gunman then fired at a client however ignored, the affidavit states.

The affidavit continues that the shooter pursued the wounded Allen as he fled out the lower back door of the barber store. After taking pictures Allen backyard, the affidavit states, the gunman perceived to flippantly stroll returned out the entrance door of the barber store to a ready silver Chevrolet Monte Carlo and left.

Police had been still trying to piece the crime collectively when three days later, Allen’s relative, a person with a petty criminal checklist, instructed police that he may additionally had been the cause of Allen’s loss of life, the affidavit states.

Three weeks earlier than the homicide, the man and a friend he only recognized as “Blast” had decided to break right into a sneaker save on Madison Avenue, the affidavit states.

the two men had broken in and made off with boxes of what they notion have been excessive-end sneakers but after they acquired again to Allen’s relative’s domestic and opened the boxes, they discovered instead three kilograms of cocaine, valued at $120,000, and a pound of marijuana, the affidavit states.

Some days later, three armed men allegedly broke into Allen’s relative’s home when he wasn’t home and left a message with his younger son that they wanted their “property” returned or a person changed into going to die, the affidavit states. The affidavit states that the equal possibility became allegedly delivered a day later to Allen.

It looks from the affidavit that the “property” turned into no longer returned.

Detectives as a result received tips that Jefferson, a convicted drug broker who became free on bond on new drug fees, turned into allegedly concerned in the barber shop shooting.

The affidavit states that on Oct. 6, police raided Jefferson’s Lee Avenue home and seized heroin, an assault rifle and a few containers of ammunition.

Detectives observed Jefferson become the owner of a silver Monte Carlo, the affidavit states. They searched numerous surveillance cameras alongside the direction from Jefferson’s home to the barber shop and discovered video allegedly displaying him drive to the barbershop before the capturing and then power off.

When detectives offered Jefferson with what that they had found, the affidavit states that he spoke of that the owner of the sneaker store had requested him for help in getting returned his property from Allen’s relative, however he denied doing the capturing.