Charges: Barber admits to killing Andre Sandoval; claimed the 21-year-old refused to pay for haircut – Journal Times

RACINE — A man was killed following an argument over a haircut fee Saturday, according to criminal charges filed Monday.
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Tamir Lenard Williams, a 33-year-old barber who lives on the 1000 block of Main Street in Racine, faces the possibility of life in prison for allegedly killing Andre Sandoval, 21, on Saturday afternoon in Mount Pleasant.
According to an investigator’s report, Williams admitted to the killing, “was unemotional and showed no remorse for the shooting” during an interview.
Andre Sandoval, 21, was shot and killed outside Angel’s Beauty Salon, 2221 Durand Ave., on Saturday afternoon. Those working inside the salon on Sunday declined to comment.
The criminal complaint states that Williams told investigators Sandoval had refused to pay for his haircut at Angel’s Beauty Salon, 2221 Durand Ave.
After Sandoval left the salon, Williams followed, carrying a backpack with a handgun inside it — even though Williams isn’t legally allowed to possess a firearm due to a court-ordered harassment injunction in effect against him.
Williams then shot Sandoval in the back of the head. First responders attempted life-saving measures, but Sandoval was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said that Williams claimed he feared Sandoval meant to do him harm even though Sandoval left the building without violence; when police asked him why he felt “threatened,” Williams allegedly “did not respond.”
Williams admitted to the shooting at the scene, according to law enforcement. Multiple witnesses identified Williams as an employee at the salon, as him being the shooter and confirming that Sandoval had been a customer at the salon moments before being killed, according to the criminal complaint.
Police were called to the salon for a report of shots fired and, upon arrival, they said that Williams followed police commands by getting on his knees and putting his hands behind his back.
After that, according to the complaint: “Williams then made an excited utterance and stated ‘I’m the shooter … I shot him.’ “ He also allegedly told officers where to find the gun and backpack: in his car.
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Williams has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide with use of a dangerous weapon, which carries with it a minimum sentence of life imprisonment; and felony possession of a firearm contrary to a harassment injunction, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
Williams has only one prior criminal conviction, for disorderly conduct in Kenosha County in 2008.
However, the harassment injunction against him has been in effect since Jan. 25, 2021, and wasn’t due to expire until Jan. 25, 2022.
Williams has open charges against him for misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct, filed Jan. 14. Prior to his arrest Saturday, there was an active arrest warrant for him for failing to appear for a virtual court hearing Feb. 3.
Williams appeared in court Monday. His cash bond has been set at $100,000.
The Put the Guns Down Basketball Association’s last games on Sunday drew a large crowd of hundreds of community members to Dream Court, near the Dr. John Bryant Community Center at 601 Caron Butler Drive.
Isaiah “Lul Icey” Lambert poses with the trophy for the Put the Guns Down Basketball League’s championship on Sunday. Lambert is the organizer for the league.
Top left, Larry Canady and D’Angelo Jackson, players in the Put the Guns Down Basketball Association, pose with America’s Little Miss, Ava Pinnow, and Mini Kraut Princess, Tali Heller, on Sunday. Pinnow, left, and Heller, right, were at the game handing out free water and gifts for players and audience members.
Leland March leaps for a dunk attempt during the Put the Guns Down Basketball Association’s All-Star Game on Sunday at the Dream Court near the Dr. John Bryant Community Center, 601 Caron Butler Drive. March, who played basketball for Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa, was the league’s MVP. The league held its championship game shortly after, awarding Team 400 the trophy and $2,000 cash prize. Hundreds of community members watched the league’s final games of the season. Visit for more photos from the league’s games on Sunday and photos/videos from previous weeks’ festivities.
Team 400, pictured on Sunday, were the champions of the Put the Guns Down Basketball Association’s first season. They were awarded a trophy and $2,000 cash prize.
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Andre Sandoval, 21, was shot and killed outside Angel’s Beauty Salon, 2221 Durand Ave., on Saturday afternoon. Those working inside the salon on Sunday declined to comment.
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