BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Fighting for his life. A local barber was shot during a robbery in his store. Now police have a new clue that could put the gunman behind bars.

Meghan McCorkell has the new evidence.

Police now have surveillance pictures of two men who may be involved in the shooting and they need tips to put them behind bars.

Police believe two men in the video fired the shots that left a local barber fighting for his life.

“This is a heinous crime. It’s right here before the holidays. Taking somebody’s money wasn’t enough, but actually shooting them…I mean, it doesn’t get any worse than that,” said Detective Donny Moses, Baltimore City Police.

The owner of the Up Close Barbershop was inside his store last Wednesday when police say two men walked in and announced a robbery. Before they left, they shot the barber in the eye. He’s still in critical condition.

But this week, there was a break in the case. Minutes before the shooting, two men were spotted inside a liquor store a block away.

“They were inside of that store, basically doing nothing. Possibly casing the joint,” Moses said.

The men fit the description of the robbers witnesses saw run from the shop after the shooting.

WJZ tried to speak with business owners in the area, but they’re too scared to talk until the gunmen are caught. One shop owner says he’s changed his store hours and only lets in customers that he knows.

Police are making their presence known in the area, but many say it won’t be business as usual until the two men are behind bars.

The shooting happened just before 7 p.m. along a busy road. Police are hoping someone driving or walking in that area may have more clues.

Metro Crime Stoppers is giving a reward of up to $2,000 for any information that leads to an arrest in this case.

Comments (18)
  1. Equal Oportunity says:

    This website love to showcase black crime.. I guess there is no white crime huh..

    1. Stupidity Rules says:

      You don’t get it do you.You must be in denial about crime in the black community and the stop snitching culture.

  2. antoinette shorter says:

    @not equal….you call yourself correcting Equal Opportunity’s grammar and you have a typo yourself. Get it together! “lif you’re gonna comment and post at least do it correctly” IT’S IF. See how easy that can happen to someone?LMAO at you! Go have another cup of coffee or get the crud out of your eyes so you can see when you try to correct someone. Just mean and hateful early in the morning…..shame on you!

    @the mechanic: that’s exactly what your woman loves when you leave her….a little spear chucking! What’s wrong with you racist people? I pray you don’t have children and if you do I hope they marry an AFRICAN AMERICAN that has a HUGE SPEAR…..that would be just too delicious! LOL

    1. Mrs. Von Keeta says:

      @Antoinette, on this site, you can almost guarantee that the comments that are really overtly racist and use the same tired rhetoric are all posted by one guy. He is an old man who is spending the last of his days being repugnant. It’s all good, though. He will keep spewing his bile, but he is still behind a computer with no ability to really ACT on his ignorance.

      We can just smile and pat him on the head like the littlle, slightly senile. old man at the retirement home. We know, we know, pops. Take a nap, now.

      1. antoinette shorter says:

        it really is sad but you know what? At the end of the day I LOVE what I see looking back at me in the mirror. Children learn to hate by the examples these hate filled morons give. You’re right, he uses his computer to spew his hate filled messages but he’d be the one in the crowd saying “I have some black friends” Sir, NO YOU DON’T because you should be able to freely say anything to a friend, try making one of your racist comments in the face of a black man and see how that works out for you! It doesn’t have to be a violent outcome either but I BET you’ll think twice about doing it again. I bet you!

      2. valance says:

        Keets the sweets, Don’t sell me short like Shorty your moolie friend. I know where you both live & what you drive. Watching & waiting…..Be a good girlie & Santa will bring you some Big black coal. No, not Nat King Cole.

  3. short stick says:

    ms shorter,

    it was obvious that was a typo by “not equal” unlike “equal opportunity” (who is probably your other alias) who regularly talks like that…..grammar and typos arent the same thing, edumacate yourself or STFU

  4. antoinette shorter says:

    Short Stick….it was obvious that “equal opportunity” had the same sort of issue as your boy “not equal”….Equal Opportunity’s lack of “edumacation” made him leave an “s” off the word love and “not equal’s” lack of edumacation made him add an L on if, so your point again is what exactly? A typo is a typo, add the “s” it’s perfect, take off the “l” and it’s perfect….so you go EDUMACATE YOURSELF OR STFU….SIMPLETON! AND I KNOW I SPELLED THAT CORRECTLY! Merry Christmas….hope you find your wife in bed with MANDINGO or SHAKA ZULU or maybe BOTH. You’re just jealous because your white women are craving more and more black men to fill them up…it’s not our fault that you have a short stick!!! NO PUN INTENDED either!!

  5. antoinette shorter says:

    @Short Stick, I forgot to mention that I don’t have to hide behind an alias. I’m Antoinette L. Shorter all day every day. At least I’m woman enough to use my real name. What’s yours? Why do you racist bigots hate African Americans so much? When will you realize that we aren’t going anywhere and we’ll soon be living right next door to YOU if we aren’t already. So, have packing boxes ready to pack and move because we’re coming soon to a neighborhood near you! Smiling at the thought that we cause you so much discomfort just by our very existence. Wrap your mind around the fact that we’re here to stay buddy….yepper, here to stay! Your forefather’s didn’t have a problem finding beauty in our brown skin when they watched the sway of our hips and had to have it….it’s a reality….accept it and stop hating!

    1. Valance says:

      Ms. Shorter has a police record, check it out on Loud mothed coon likes big dics, typical black thug mentality.

      1. llarry g says:

        and who are you an AWW or AWM , what does loud mothed mean , do moths get loud or are you just stupid ?

    2. cms827 says:

      Get over the slave thing please,,,,,,it did not happen to you… You are the biggest racist on this blog.

  6. whatnow says:

    Who’s the hater?

  7. chetta-ketta says:

    Mrs Von Keeta, aka Keets, Lovely couple you & Shorter but don’t turn your back on her. Oh, BTW…..That’s by the way, like your diff for difference…. Thanks for the check I receive each month that you help pay for. It part of which goes towards paying my internet bill to speak with you sweetie puss.

  8. Stupidity Rules says:

    I love when people who think they rule comment on this site. It is comical and entertaining.

  9. hoiniomb says:

    must look at this Traje de Novia for more

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