Shots Fired at J Spot Salon

Derek Johnson -- better known as Derek J -- works on a client's hair at his salon, The J Spot, in 2009.

By Fran Jeffries The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A disagreement over hair -- make that Reality TV star hair -- led to a gun being fired Wednesday at the Buckhead salon of celebrity stylist Derek J., according to Channel 2 Action News.

Atlanta police are looking for the gun-toting stylist who got angry when his client, Neffe Pugh, sister of Atlanta singer Keisha Cole, went to Derek J.'s salon, the J Spot Salon, to have her hair fixed after being unhappy with the first stylist's work, according to Channel 2.

Derek J., who has made regular appearances on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and appeared in the Chris Rock movie "Good Hair," told Channel 2 he's not happy about the shot fired at his salon.

"I'm upset because my floor is messed up now," said Derek J., whose last name is Johnson. He said Pugh stopped at the salon to get her hair re-done.

"Her [hair was] messed up to the point we didn't know what to do," he said. "So I was just like, reach out to the stylist and say, ‘Hey, what did you use, what did you do?' and it turned from a professional conversation to more of an argument, but we thought it was done," Derrick J. told Channel 2.

"A few hours later, a gentleman shows up, the other stylist, wanting to talk and started an argument. I asked him to leave," Lisa McCall, a salon owner, told Channel 2.

Workers at the salon said the other stylist waved his gun around the shop.

"Before turning away, he waved the gun in my face and said, ‘You don't think I will?' And I backed up," McCall said.

Then he shot the gun off, Derek J. told Channel 2.

"We thought it was going to be a quick exchange with words and then he was going to be gone. So, nobody really knew he would pull out a gun," Derek J. said.

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