A Texas woman gets criminal charges in addition to a manicure-pedicure after police say she shot the owner over the price of the service during Memorial Day weekend.

Joana Vara mugshot (R), Quetzali Vara mugshot (L). (Photo: Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Police arrested the suspect Thursday while the 42-year-old male victim remains in critical, but stable condition.

According to the Harris County Texas Sheriff’s Office, 21-year-old Joana Vara was getting her nails done with her sister, 19-year-old Quetzali Vara on May 29 at Katy Nails at 21945 Katy Freeway in Harris County, west of Houston.

Manager injured in shooting at nail salon near Katy Freeway, deputies say

After both received a manicure-pedicure, the sisters became upset with the nail salon owner over the price of the services.

In a news release, deputies stated:

Joana Vara paid and left the store, her sister began again to argue with the owner. [Joana] then re-entered the store and also began arguing with the owner. The owner attempted to push [Joana] from the store.

That’s when, police say, Joana Vara pulled out a handgun and shot the owner.

The sisters then ran from the store and left in an orange Ford Fusion, however, police say the suspect left her phone at the scene.




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