Vigil for Barber who was killed in Margate

Police are searching for the person who killed 30-year-old Phillipe Marcellus.

Marcellus, father of a 4-year-old, was shot multiple times outside his Margate home on May 30.

It happened around 11 p.m. on Lakeside Drive North

His older brother Steven said the family was devastated.

“He just wanted to make everyone happy,” said Steven Marcellus. “It was all about family for him. That was all that mattered to him. make family and you smile.”

Phillipe Marcellus was a barber at Upgrade Barber. Cutting hair was something his brother said he loved.

“He’s going to cut your hair and he’s talking all the time and he wants to strike up a conversation with you,” Steven Marcellus said.

A vigil was held at the store on Sunday to commemorate him. Flowers were stacked on his chair.

Steven Marcellus said he broke up an argument at a party in the days before his brother’s murder. The family believes his death may have been in retaliation.


They also believe someone may have information on who the killer is and need to come forward.

“If they know anything, I hope they call,” Steven Marcellus said. “He is a brother, a son, a father, a cousin and a friend to many.”

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Sarah Y. Kim

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