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Shot Him at Barber Shop

Say Bushwick Man Is Manhattan Murderer

Detectives in Manhattan collared a Bushwick man on Monday afternoon, Oct. 15, on charges that he fatally shot a 29- year-old man during an apparent fight outside a barbershop on the Lower East Side earlier this month, police reported.

Joshua Nunez

Joshua Nunez, 21, of Wilson Avenue was charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly killing Charles Fernandez, 29, of Mott Street in Manhattan during the Oct. 6 incident.

Law enforcement sources said the shooting took place at around 9:30 p.m. on the evening of Oct. 6 outside a barber shop located on Forsyth Street near Broome Street.

According to published reports, Nunez got into an apparent argument with Fernandez inside the salon. Once the fight spilled out onto the street, it was reported, Nunez allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Fernandez in the torso.

The suspect then fled from the scene in an unknown direction, police noted.

Authorities said Fernandez was brought by private means to Bellevue Hospital Center, where he was later pronounced dead. The shooting was reported to the Fifth Precinct and later turned over to the Fifth Precinct Detective Squad for further investigation.

In addition to the shooting, Nunez was additionally booked on multiple first-degree robbery charges for an incident which took place on New Year’s Day of this year, as noted in court records.

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