DeWayne Whitehead, the owner of 3one4 Hair Gallery in north St. Louis county, says he does everything he can to keep his employees and customers safe -- but there's violence around him.
"What's going on outside is not what's going on inside," he tells Daily RFT. "We are doing our part."
But his business has made headlines over the last two days as a place of violence -- after his co-owner was shot and sent to the hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Whitehead, 35, says he doesn't know what to do to keep his business going in its current location.
His co-owner, who Whitehead identified as Anthony Coleman, 53, has been at the hospital since a Monday afternoon shooting.
"He's still fighting," Whitehead tells us.
County police announced yesterday that Terrence Clark, 28, has been charged in the barbershop shooting that took place around 12:46 p.m. on Monday. Officials say that Clark, a St. Louis resident, fled the crime scene at 11806 West Florissant Avenue in a white Malibu, which was spotted by police soon after, prompting a pursuit on foot.
After the short chase, police say they apprehended the suspect, who apparently tripped at the intersection of Cora and Natural Bridge Avenues in the city.
He is facing charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action with a $100,000 cash only bond set.
Whitehead says he was not at the business at the time of the shooting and that he doesn't know what prompted the shooting or if the suspect had some sort of connection to his co-owner.
And the shooting, he says, took place outside of the shop in a parking lot.
Continue for more of our interview and for the full report on the shooting.
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