Dallas police say fired worker returns, kills boss

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Associated Press

Posted on June 22, 2013 at 1:32 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a worker fired by a barber shop owner has been accused of returning and killing his boss.

Dallas County jail records show 30-year-old Charles Dewayne Hooks was being held Saturday on a murder charge. Online jail records do not list an attorney for Hooks, whose bond was set at $250,000.

Sr. Cpl. Melinda Gutierrez on Saturday identified the victim as 29-year-old Alejandro Fernandez.

Gutierrez says Fernandez on Friday had fired Hooks. The suspect later returned to the shop and allegedly shot the barber, then fled. The victim died later at a Dallas hospital. Police arrested Hooks a few blocks away.

Further details weren't immediately released on what led to the suspect's dismissal.

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