MURDER USA: Javon Jones went to Uplift Barber Shop for a haircut and shave; a deadly volley of Mafia-style gunfire was no charge

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MURDER USA: Javon Jones went to Uplift Barber Shop for a haircut and shave; a deadly volley of Mafia-style gunfire was no charge

DOVER, DEL. – A shave and a haircut are the usual items to choose on the menu at the Uplift Barber Shop in Dover, Delaware.  On May 14, 2021, a customer who was in the barbershop got an old-fashioned Mafia-style treatment when police say killer walked into the barbershop and fired a volley of gunshots into the man, leaving him dead as a plucked chicken, before fleeing.

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The investigation determined 23-year-old Javon D. Jones of Dover was the victim of the killer.

Delaware State Police is tracking the killer of the murder in Uplift Barber Shop which is located in the Rodney Village area at 1534 Governor’s Avenue at 5:42 pm.

police say that there is no suspect information as the shop full of witnesses didn’t contain anyone who knew nothin’, anything etc.

The police report that the victim was a 23-year-old male of Dover and there were other individuals in the barber shop during the incident, but no one else was struck or injured.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

At this time, police say that there is no suspect information as the shop full of witnesses didn’t contain anyone who knew nothin’, anything etc.

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Mobster Albert Anastasia is murdered at a barbershop in 1957

Originally published by the Daily News on October 26, 1957. This story was written by Anthony Marino and Sidney Kline.)

Albert Anastasia, 55, burly, beetling Lord High Executioner of the old Murder Inc. mob, was shot to death yesterday by hired killers of his own kind in the Park Sheraton Hotel, Seventh Ave. and 55th St. he thus met a fate he feared and one he earnestly hoped would not be the lot of his family.

 Professional gunmen, who fired 10 bullets and hit their man with five of them, took his life in the same hotel, then called the Park Central, in which gambler Arnold Rothstein was slain a generation ago.

Why? Those who should know said it was because Anastasia ordered the shooting of gambling czar Frank Costello last May 2. With the bungling of that assassination attempt, these underworld intimates said, Anastasia knew that his own life was forfeit.

The killing was reminiscent of the Mafia slayings of an earlier era, when slayers left a Black Hand impression on paper somewhere on their victim’s body. Anastasia’s killers, in a modern version perhaps, each wore a black glove on his trigger hand. More than his own death, Anastasia dreaded that his wife and his son, Albert Jr., 22, might be killed in revenge for the attack on Costello, a good friend of Anastasia told THE NEWS.

That friend said that Anastasia ordered Costello killed because Costello was seeking a bigger share of the take in the policy racket and bigtime dice games that Anastasia was running.

And, said the same source, Anastasia increased the number of his own bodyguards from one to three and put guards over his wife and son after Costello escaped with a scalp wound when shot in the foyer of his apartment house at 115 Central Park West last May.

To Quiz “Everybody”

Asked whether Costello would be questioned about the killing, Deputy Chief Inspector Edward Byrnes said last night: “We’re going to question everybody.”

The NEWS source said he met Anastasia at the Jamaica Racetrack only last Saturday.

“You look tired, Al,” the friend recalled saying. “What’s the matter?”

Anastasia, indeed, did look worn, worried and years older than six months earlier, the friend reported. MORE

This incident remains an active and ongoing investigation conducted by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Det. Ryde with the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit by calling 302-741-2730. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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