Police searching for suspect in deadly barbershop shooting

Carlisle/West Shore

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) — Carlisle Police are continuing their search for a homicide suspect.

abc27 News first reported that police charged Michael Baltimore in the deadly shooting at a barbershop this weekend.

The incident unfolded at the GQ Barbershop on North Hanover Street Saturday evening around 7:30 p.m. Flowers have been placed honoring the victims.

Police say the suspected gunman, Michael Baltimore, was a former employee at GQ Barbershop and faces charges including homicide and firearms violations.

“Exact motives are not known at this time,” said Taro Landis, Carlisle Borough Chief of Police. “However, the shooting appears to be the result of a personal conflict between the shooter and the victims.”

Police say they do not know where Baltimore is, adding he is considered armed and dangerous. On Tuesday, June 1, the Cumberland County Crime Stoppers added a $2000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

According to court documents, a man walked into the shop, then shot and killed one of the barbers, Kendell Cook, while someone was in his chair.

“On behalf of Carlisle Borough officials and the entire Carlisle Borough Police Department, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Kendell Cook,” added Landis.

Police say a second barber, Anthony White, tried to get out but was also hit several times. 

Police found him outside on the sidewalk, and got him to the hospital where he’s expected to survive.

Investigators say White and another witness in the shop identified Baltimore.

“The difference between this homicide investigation and some of the investigations in our recent past is the level of cooperation received from the public.”

While police keep doing their work, the barbers here will come back to work on Wednesday.

All proceeds from then through Sunday will go directly to the families of the victims.

Investigators also confirm Baltimore has an arrest warrant for a domestic violence case out of Upper Allen Township, from January of last year.

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