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Memorial placed outside Clippers barbershop to honor victim

Posted at 4:20 AM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 09:08:19-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Clippers Barbershop where the most recent shooting happened Thursday, is expected to reopen Monday.

But in the meantime, the Tallahassee community is still healing.

Now there's candles, balloons and letters from loved ones right outside the building on South Adams Street.

Police say Xavier Barkley shot and killed an employee right in front of his five-year-old child.

Then, police say the shooter held a gun to the boy's head before witnesses were able to talk him into letting the kid go.

People in the area are still wondering how somebody could be capable of this.

"This happened in broad daylight. In a barber shop where we all go, where we all think that we are safe...where we think our children are safe. So it is changing where sanctuaries are and where our safety is," said Talethia O. Edwards, President of Greater Bond Neighborhood Association.

Barkley is now facing charges for the murder.