Mount Dora Police officers responded to a call at approximately 6:30 last night to The Giants Barber Shop located on Old Highway 441 just east of the busy Eudora Road intersection.
Upon arrival, officers found the suspect, Ryan Paul Thornhill, 36, subdued by patrons after he allegedly shot the barber in the head. The victim, Wilfredo Nieves, 39, died on the scene. State records indicate Nieves was the owner of the business.
Thornhill, 36, was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he was treated for injuries and released after 11 p.m. He was booked into Lake County Jail and charged with murder and multiple counts of aggravated battery.
There are reports Thornill was turned away from the business earlier after not having enough money for a haircut and then returned with a gun. That account has not been confirmed by authorities and the motive is still part of an on-going investigation into the shooting.
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