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Clippers barbershop expected to reopen three days after fatal shooting

Posted at 5:20 PM, Jun 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-23 17:20:51-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - — Clippers Barbershop is expected to reopen Monday.

Police said Xaver Barkley shot and killed an employee right in front of his five-year-old child Thursday.

Police said the shooter held a gun to the boy's head before witnesses were able to talk him into letting the kid go. Now, there's candles, balloons and letters from loved ones right outside the building on South Adams Street. 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 Edwards.

Barkley is now facing charges for the murder.