An Upper Darby barber was shot to death at point-blank range on the job today while patrons - including a 4-year-old boy - cowered on the floor, according to police.
Around 1:54 p.m., a man dressed from head to toe in black with cloth covering his face went in to Modern Hair Designs on Copley Road and announced a robbery, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
The six people inside - the barber, another employee and several customers, including the child who was there with his father - got on the floor.
The gunman then walked directly up to the barber and the barber said to him, "I got your money," as though he knew what the man was there for, according to Chitwood. The barber then handed over a wad of cash from his pocket and was shot once in the head by the gunman.