Newberry Hair Salon Owner Killed, Suspect Arrested

Law enforcement on the scene of a killing in Newberry on August 26, 2015. (Photo: WLTX)

NEWBERRY – The name of a hair salon owner who was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in Newberry has been released.

Roberto Facio-Ledesma, 41, was shot in the head and died at the business at 2509 Main Street according to the Newberry County Coroner. The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police arrested 32-year-old Kenny Octavis Ruff of Newberry and charged him with murder and armed robbery. Ruff was being held in the Newberry County jail. It was not clear if he has a lawyer.

Facio-Ledesma was well known to merchants in downtown Newberry according to the coroner.

Newberry Police, the sheriff’s office, SLED and and the Newberry Coroner’s Office are investigating the incident.

A portion of an Associated Press story was used in this report

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