Police: Small child was with suspect who killed man in barbershop shootout; mom makes emotional plea

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Police are asking the public for help finding the "cold-blooded killer" who shot a customer to death in a Garfield Heights barbershop Tuesday night.

It happened at just before 6 p.m. at the Skills Barbershop on Turney Road.

During a press conference Wednesday afternoon, police said the shooter was in the barbershop at the time with a little boy who was between 5 and 6 years old. The child was getting his hair cut.

The shooter, said police, did speak to the barber while he was there.

The victim, Charlie Davis, a known customer at the shop, walked into the business. Police say the shooter must have recognized him from a past incident and started shooting at him multiple times.

The suspect then called to the little boy, and they fled the barbershop.

The suspect is described as being a black male in his 20s. He was between 5'7" and 5'8" tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black wool or flannel coat.

The victim's mother also spoke at the press conference; she made an emotional plea, asking anything with information to come forward.

Police say the public can make anonymous tips with any information in the case.

They believe the child will say something to someone due to the traumatic nature of what happened.

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