Suspect arrested for barbershop triple killing - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Suspect arrested for barbershop triple killing

The mayor and police chief of Warrensville Heights held a press conference Friday afternoon with members of assisting agencies. (Source: WOIO) The mayor and police chief of Warrensville Heights held a press conference Friday afternoon with members of assisting agencies. (Source: WOIO)
Douglas Shine has been arrested for the deadly shooting. (Source: Cleveland Police) Douglas Shine has been arrested for the deadly shooting. (Source: Cleveland Police)
Three were injured and three were killed at Chalk Linez. (Souce: WOIO) Three were injured and three were killed at Chalk Linez. (Souce: WOIO)
A memorial continues to grow outside the barber shop. (Source: WOIO) A memorial continues to grow outside the barber shop. (Source: WOIO)
WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - Early Friday morning, Warrensville Heights Police, along with various departments, arrested a suspect in connection with the triple killing that took place at a barber shop Feb. 5.

At a news conference earlier this week, police named Douglas Shine, 20, also known as "Duke" or "Little Duke," as the suspect. Police say he has a lengthy criminal record, including robbery and assaults. 

"Everybody is relieved that this individual is off the street. He was dangerous. He was violent, unpredictable. So I think the level of relief is high," said Warrensville Heights Police Chief Wesley Haynes.

Shine is accused of shooting up Chalk Linez, injuring three and killing three. 

Walter Lee Barfield, 23, William Gonzalez, 32, and Brandon White, 31, died from their injuries. Gonzalez was the owner of the barber shop.

During a Friday afternoon news conference, Haynes said numerous tips led agencies to a Cleveland residence near E. 71st and Harvard. Around 2:30 a.m., FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, Cleveland Police Gang Unit and SWAT surrounded the residence, and described it as a calm scene, as Shine walked out the back door with his hands up.

Warrensville Heights Mayor Bradley Sellers said the partnership among departments and communities led to the successful capture of Shine.

"We'd, again, like to thank the residents of the Warrensville Heights community and the public for their assistance for bringing this suspect into capture," said Sellers.

A member of the FBI said other crimes associated with this deadly shooting will be included in the investigation and justified.

A motive has yet to be determined.

Haynes could not answer every question at the news conference, and repeatedly said it is still an ongoing investigation. However, the department is still seeking information on the shooting. Anyone with details is urged to call 216-522-1400.

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