A beauty shop owner in East Point near Atlanta is being remembered as a compassionate person who looked out for others after being killed in a robbery.
11Alive reports neighbors, friends and customers are stopping by Beauty World Beauty Suppies to leave flowers and notes expressing their love and admiration for Hyun Chan Cha., 69.
“She helped the community,” longtime community member Jermaine Corsey said. “She knew you’d be struggling or something and she’d give you a discount most people wouldn’t do. She was very important to the community during the pandemic, doing different things. She’s always tried to help, and she understood.”
Police arrested Nathan Huff, 43, 24 hours after Tuesday’s robbery after receiving what they described strong leads, reports WSBT-TV.
Germaine Corsey worked as a handyman for the shop and arrived at the store right after the shooting.
“It looked like a struggle, all the stuff was knocked down. And seen them pumping on her chest, I said, ‘Wait a minute, what’s going on here?’” he said.
Police released a photo of a second possible suspect in this case. Chief Shawn Buchanan described Cha to Fox5 as a stable in the community.
“They provide an important service for the community. They love her and we love her,” he said.
Cha owned the shop with her husband.
“This is an act of evil, and I do not condone it. I do not respect it,” Alisteir Murray said to 11Alive. “I couldn’t sleep after I heard it. It broke my heart, because I know she doesn’t deserve that.”
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