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Cops: Barber was victim of love triangle

A barber was killed in the Upper Darby shop where he worked by his ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend yesterday, according to police.

Cops: Barber was victim of love triangle

A barber was killed in the Upper Darby shop where he worked by his ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend yesterday, according to police.

Within 24 hours of the afternoon shooting, a team of detectives, led by Capt. George Rhoades, had charged Sharif Wynn, 27, with murder and related offenses for the shooting of Michael Turner, 35, at Modern Hair Designs on Copley Road around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wynn entered the barbershop dressed in all black Muslim clothing, announced a robbery and told all six people in the shop, including a 4-year-old boy, to get on the floor, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. He then went over to Turner and shot him once in the head, police said.

In interviews with police, Wynn, who is now living with the mother of Turner's child, allegedly said he just wanted to scare Turner and that his gun accidently went off during the incident, Chitwood said.

"But the evidence shows the gun was put to his temple and fired," he said.

Wynn's girlfriend, who is Turner's ex-girlfriend, had dropped Turner off at his job just 20 minutes prior to the shooting, according to police.

Investigators were led to Wynn through interviews and used "cell phone technology" to trace him to areas where he denied being yesterday, said Chitwood.

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