A New Iberia barber was shot, while closing up his shop on Saturday evening.
According to the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, three armed males bust through the front door of Cuttin Times on the 600 block of Field St. and shot Aquinas "Jabar" Johnson in the leg after taking an undisclosed amount of money.
Johnson is now recovering from his wounds—a gunshot wound to his left thigh and blow he took to the left side of his head.
He says the suspects kicked down his door and hit him over the head with a gun, stole an unspecified amount of money, shot him and fled.
But, says he still considers himself lucky, given the situation.
"I'm alright right now, but I do realize things could have been a whole lot worse...the result of it," says Johnson.
Johnson says his shop has been open for 14 years, and the events from Saturday took him by surprise.
He says he was getting ready to close his shop when the suspects kicked down his front door.
The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, says they responded to calls for help around 11:53p.
"I just have to do things to protect myself and be more careful in the neighborhood for me and everybody else around me," says Johnson.
Everybody including neighbors. One of Johnson's neighbors, who did not want to share his identity, says he's not surprised by the barber shop incident.
"There have been gun shots right here in my yard," says a neighbor of Johnson's.
He says after living on Field St. for the last decade, he no longer feels safe.
"When I first moved here they didn't have this...all these crimes," says the neighbor.
According Sheriff's Office, the suspects in this incident were described as three black males, all wearing black clothing and had their faces covered with "some type of material."
Anyone with any information regarding the Cuttin Times armed robbery is being asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 337-369-3711.
1808 Eraste Landry Rd, PO Box 90665,
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