Police standoff in Bishop Arts ends with arrest of suspected killer

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The northeast corner of Eighth and Madison looked like this around 7 p.m. Friday.

Police were in a standoff at Melba and Madison Friday with a man suspected of killing his former boss. Police arrested 30-year-old Charles Hooks without incident around 7:30 p.m.

Hooks is accused of killing Alejandro Fernandez, 29, who had fired Hooks from Roman’s Barber Shop earlier in the day. Witnesses told police Hooks walked into the shop in the 300 block of West Jefferson around 5 p.m. and shot his former boss, who died later at Methodist hospital.

Hooks was holed up in a home near Bishop Arts, and several businesses were on lock down while police worked.

 


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