Johnathan Jabari Clay : “Second suspect charged in fatal shooting of San Leandro barber during robbery”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : SAN LEANDRO — A second individual has been charged by East Bay prosecutors for the robbery and fatal shooting of a San Leandro barber inside his shop in late October, according to the San Leandro Police Department.

The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Guillermo Camacho from Oakland, was arrested on Monday in Oakland. During the arrest, police discovered that Camacho was driving a stolen vehicle, which led to a search of the car. Inside, officers found a loaded 9mm handgun with an extended magazine. As a result, Camacho faces charges of robbery, murder, assault with a firearm, auto theft, and weapons violations, as filed by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

The incident took place on October 25, when two individuals entered the Harrison Brothers barbershop on East 14th St., brandishing firearms with the intention to commit a robbery. The suspects proceeded to pistol-whip the barber, identified as 47-year-old Johnathan Jabari Clay, and stole his personal belongings. In response, Clay retrieved his own firearm and fired at the suspects, who retaliated by shooting back. Sadly, Clay lost his life during the exchange, while a customer also sustained injuries.

Authorities swiftly identified one of the suspects as 26-year-old Alexis Garcia from Oakland, who was subsequently arrested two days later. Garcia has been charged with murder, second-degree robbery, three counts of assault with a firearm, and illegal gun possession.

Following further investigation, detectives were able to identify Guillermo Camacho as the second suspect in the case, leading to his arrest on Monday.

While charges have been filed against both individuals, the police are urging anyone with additional information to come forward. Detective Tim Perry can be reached at 510-577-3235, and an anonymous tip line is available at 510-577-3278. Information can also be submitted through text by sending a message to 888777 with the keyword TipSLPolice.

As the legal process unfolds, the community remains in shock over the tragic loss of Johnathan Jabari Clay, a beloved barber whose life was cut short in the line of duty.

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