Sammie Carroll took himself to a hospital with gunshot wounds to his stomach, back and leg not long after a shooting broke out on Feb. 19 in a barbershop in the 3200 block of Eastern Ave., police say in charging documents. Andreas Tamaris, 47, was killed, and another man was injured in the shooting.
Witnesses told police that two men entered the barbershop, with one of them removing a shotgun from a luggage bag. “This individual then racked [the gun] discharging a live shotgun cartridge on the floor,” police wrote in charging documents. A second man had a handgun, and both men began firing, police said.
Someone in the barbershop had a gun of their own and fired back, and told police they believed they had struck one of the attackers. They identified him as going by a street name of “J.R.,” whom they picked out of a photo lineup as Carroll, police said.