R.I.P. Jose Mendoza (Dec-31-2013)

josemendosa2 would like to pass our condolences to the family of Jose Mendoza, a young, hard-working barber who died tragically at his Berwyn, PA barbershop on New Years Eve. What makes this tragedy even more senseless is that Jose was killed over a “sneaker sale” gone wrong…


— UPDATE (Jan-11 10:00pm EST) — donation drives ended earlier today. A total of $2,832 was raised/donated to the Jose Mendoza Memorial fund.

— UPDATE (Jan-07 11:15pm EST) —
Over $2,500 has been donated to the Jose Mendoza Memorial fund.

— UPDATE (Jan-06 5:29pm EST) —:
Rapper “The Game” has just donated $10,000 to this cause.

— UPDATE (Jan-05 8:00pm) —
Earlier today, police arrest 3 men involved in the shooting. Police allege that the suspects used the pretext of a sneaker sale as a disguise to rob Mr. Mendoza..


A Jose Mendoza Memorial page has been created to help raise funds for funeral expenses.

Donations can be submitted at:

Details of the situation were posted earlier on Instagram by Lee Resnick of A copy of the original post is included below:

Jose Mendoza was a 20 year old well known Barber in the Berwyn community. On the night of New Year’s Eve Jose’s life was unexpectedly taken in a violent manner without notice. Jose who has been cutting hair since the age of 14 and died over a sneaker sale. He was attempting to buy a pair of $1,800 Nike Yeezys outside the Barbershop where he worked.

His family is trying to cope with the tragedy while at the same time trying to set up a well enough Memorial for him. Jose, a young dedicated Barber who was currently attending barber school to further his career, was working hard to help support his family with daily expenses and bills. Being the youngest Brother he took on great responsibilities and gave as much as he could for his family’s needs.

This devastating tragedy has everyone puzzled and still in shock. We can only hope Jose can get the proper Memorial as he deserves after being such a caring, dedicated, hard working young man that he was. As barbers, it’s our duty to come together as a community to help raise money which will go directly to his family. Please share this and post this with friends of the barbering community and please remember that every little bit helps and is very much appreciated.

Lee at

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