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Queens barbershop stabbing leaves teen dead

Marcus Solis with the report from Laurelton, Queens.
March 28, 2014 9:32:34 AM PDT
An 19-year-old was fatally stabbed with a pair of scissors inside a barbershop in Queens Thursday afternoon.

The incident, which happened just after 2 p.m. inside Select Sylez on Merrick Boulevard in Laurelton, appears to be the results of a dispute over the sale of a Bluetooth headset.

The victim, identified as Carl Richardson, was stabbed repeatedly in the chest with the scissors and pronounced dead at Franklin General Hospital in Valley Stream.

The 34-year-old co-owner of the store, Cedric Simpson, was taken into custody at the scene. Police say Richardson had sole him the headset and came to the barbershop to collect the agreed-upon $40 payment.

There was some sort of dispute, and a scuffle broke out that was quickly broken up. But then police say Simpson grabbed the scissors and stabbed the Nassau Community College student three times.

Simpson is charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

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