Prosecutors said the 42-year-old defendant, later identified as Mark, was convicted of a double murder. The defendant reportedly killed his 48-year-old girlfriend Eva and his 40-year-old barber Steven after an argument over a bad haircut at his friend’s house.
Mark was also convicted of attempted murder for trying to kill his friend David. Luckily, the homeowner was able to escape being hit by a bullet that tore through a closet door where he hid and called 911 as Mark tried to get in.
According to the court documents, this incident occurred on Dec. 11, 2021. Officers responded to a shooting call. When the officers arrived on the scene, they found two victims.
During an interview with investigators, the homeowner reportedly said that Mark told him he was going to get his gun. He then returned to the front door of the home, which was open, and shot Steven at least one time in the face.
When Mark’s girlfriend went to her knees to check on Steven, Mark stood over her and said, ‘Is that what you want b—-?’ before shooting her at least one time in the head.
Mark was no more than two feet away from Steven and Eva when he shot them. Valencia then shot at David as he stood in the kitchen near the laundry room but missed.
Then Mark went, allowing enough time for David to get to the master bedroom closet. While hiding in the closet, he called 911. The homeowner also said Mark returned to the house and tried to open the closet door while David held it closed, and then Mark shot through the closet door, the victim in fear for his life, thinking Mark was going to kill him.
When police arrived, they found Mark drunk and bloody in the driver’s seat of David’s van in the driveway. During an interview with investigators, the 42-year-old suspect reportedly said that they all had been drinking that night.
He fought with his hairdresser because “he only cut half his hair.” At one point, Mark said he was afraid for his life because of Steven’s size compared to his and got his gun from his car, according to the affidavit. The suspect also stated he intended to shoot Steven, but Eva got in the way.