The assault began Monday afternoon when an unidentified man entered the salon on 6, 7th Street and requested a haircut. Ms Jameson obliged the man and escorted him into a salon chair. Once she had finished and asked for payment the man pulled a gun on Ms Jameson demanding he give her the store's money according to police reports. The suspect's gun discharged as he attempted to shoot open the lock box with the cash inside. The bullet ricocheted and struck Ms Jameson in the chest as she was pressing the silent alarm.
As her attacker fled a concerned citizen, identified as Kro Alptraum by police, showed up on scene and provided emergency first aid until paramedics arrived. The paramedic team rushed Yaniah Jameson to the hospital where she is currently in very serious condition, and will be under observation.
Police records say the suspect is tall with bright orange red hair in a bob cut and was last seen wearing black faded jeans and a graphic tee. Police ask that if you see the man, do not approach him as he is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information about the armed robbery, please contact APPD.
Yaniah, known as Yaya to friends, was surrounded by those who were able to visit her today as they held a vigil and offered best wishes for her very speedy recovery. Others who could not be in attendance sent their thoughts and prayers to their dear friend.
Reported by - Pen Dragon