Bringing snake to hair salon gets 2 men shot - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Bringing snake to hair salon gets 2 men shot

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) -  Two Memphis men who took their snake to a salon didn't get haircuts, but they had a close shave.

Police said a man at the house where 26-year-old Dion Gayden and 20-year-old Tavoris Jackson went to get haircuts on Monday didn't like the looks of their pet and the men argued.

Police Lt. Jerry Gwyn said the man fired shots, which struck Gayden in an arm and Jackson in a hand.

Jackson was treated at the hospital, released, and then arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to comply with bail conditions from a previous weapons charge.

Gayden was also treated and released from the hospital, but was not arrested.

The snake apparently wasn't hit.

Gwyn told the Commercial Appeal he thinks Gayden and Jackson were running when they were shot and they apparently took their snake home.

The 29-year-old suspect was in police custody Monday night, but wasn't immediately charged.
     
The Associated Press Contributed to this report.

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