Man dead after shooting in York barbershop


YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — A man was shot and killed inside a barbershop early Wednesday.

Willie Hicks, 27, was found dead when police responded to Panache Plus, in the 400 block of West Market Street, around 2:10 a.m.

Tina Hatcher owns Panache Plus and lives just above the shop. She said she heard a loud noise and ran downtown stairs.

“I can’t wait to find out what all happened,” Hatcher said. “I don’t know. I don’t know.”

Hatcher believes the only other person in the shop was her janitor, who cleans up late at night. He had been assaulted.

Hatcher says she employs former inmates.

“I help out a lot of felons,” she said. “They come out of prison, I give them a job when they can’t get a job, to help keep them off the street.”

Police spent the morning canvassing the area and searching for video. So far, they have no suspects and no motive. They don’t know if this was targeted or random.

“I don’t know Willie Hicks,” Hatcher said. “I’ll keep his family in my prayers. I hope and pray that they found out who did that to him, and I’m going to help as much as possible to find out who did that to him.”

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.

Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 717-846-1234.

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