Acclaimed Chicago Barber Gunned Down in Front of 5-Year-Old Daughter - NBC Chicago

Acclaimed Chicago Barber Gunned Down in Front of 5-Year-Old Daughter

Among his more popular clients included Chicago Bear players Khalil Mack and Prince Amukamara, Harvey police said.

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    Acclaimed Chicago Barber Gunned Down in Front of Daughter

    Police in south suburban Harvey asked for the public’s help Thursday to find a man they say killed popular Chicago-area barber. Natalie Martinez reports. (Published Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018)

    Police in south suburban Harvey asked for the public’s help Thursday to find a man they say killed popular Chicago-area barber.

    Mike Carney, accompanied by his 5-year-old daughter, was driving his girlfriend’s car Sunday toward Harvey. As he pulled into a gas station, police say 27-year-old Perry Gosa walked up to the car and shot him twice in the head. Carney’s daughter was unharmed. Gosa fled the scene, police said.

    Possibly fearing for the life of his daughter, police said a wounded Carney was able to drive the car to the 14900 block of Cooper Avenue. It was there where Harvey police found them. Carney was pronounced dead upon his arrival by ambulance to Christ Hospital.

    After a review of the scene and talking to several witnesses, it was discovered Gosa is the ex-boyfriend of Carney’s girlfriend, police said.

    Carney was a lifelong member of the Sweet Holy Spirit Church of Chicago where Bishop Larry D. Trotter was his pastor, according to police. His family has been upstanding members of the church dating back four decades, police said. Carney was considered one of the top barbers in the Chicago land area, they said. Among his more popular clients included Chicago Bear players Khalil Mack and Prince Amukamara, police said.

    Police consider Goza to be armed and extremely dangerous. He was driving a black Monte Carlo that was found near his home in Matteson. 

    If you see Goza or may know his whereabouts, police ask that you call 708-331-2131.

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