Man charged for allegedly shooting barbershop owner in National City
CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – Attempted murder and other charges were filed today against a man who allegedly shot the owner of a National City barbershop.
Peter Burgos faces 17 years to life if convicted of one count each of attempted murder, assault with a firearm and negligent discharge of a firearm and four counts related to being a prohibited person in possession of a gun, according to the district attorney’s office.
Burgos, 44, allegedly walked into the Kings of Fades Barbershop on Highland Avenue between East Third and East Fourth streets about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, pulled out a firearm and started shooting, according to National City police Sgt. Thomas Wilkins.
The owner, David Martinez, was transported to UCSD Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, which were not believed to be life-threatening, Wilkins said.
According to a GoFundMe site created to raise funds for Martinez’s medical expenses, he suffered a broken pelvis and fractured arm and is “alert and aware of the outpour of love and support that he’s getting from friends and the community.”
Wilkins said investigators believe the gunman had a prior disagreement with one of the people in the barbershop. It was not clear if that person was Martinez.
A patrol officer spotted Burgos running from the scene and took him into custody without incident, Wilkins said.
Burgos is being held in lieu of $3 million bail, and is due to return to court April 9 for a readiness conference.