Documents: Man had 'motive for revenge' in fatal shooting at Skills Barbershop in Garfield Heights

Posted at 2:35 PM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 15:38:17-05

A Warrensville Heights man was indicted Monday on murder and assault charges in a fatal retaliation shooting of another man in a barbershop last year. 

Marlon Clemons is charged with murder, aggravated murder, three counts of felonious assault and having weapons while under a disability, endangering children and carrying a concealed weapon for the Nov. 22, 2016, shooting death of Charles Davis at Skills Barbershop in Garfield Heights, according to Cuyahoga County court documents. 

Davis, 29, was shot and killed following a fight in the barbershop.

Witnesses identified Clemons, 39, as the man who entered the barbershop with a 5-year-old boy and began to speak with several other people before he noticed Davis walking into the barbershop and allegedly opened fire. 

Clemons was arrested and charged Jan. 23. He is also charged with shooting another man in the leg who was in the barbershop at the time of the shooting. 

A month before the shooting, Clemons was shot on Oct. 27, 2016, near East 189th and Glendale Avenue while he was walking. Numerous shell casings were found at the crime scene that came from three separate guns. Five .45 caliber shell casings were compared to the three casings recovered from the November shooting. It was determined the gun was used in both shootings, court documents said.

Garfield Heights police have said Clemons and Davis knew each other before the incident but stopped short of connecting the two with any additional details. Court documents suggest the shooting death of Davis was in

In 2014, Clemons was getting his haircut at Skills Barbershop when it was located in Cleveland. A black male later entered the shop and started shooting. Clemons was shot in the leg, court documents said. 

The shooting was unsolved due to witnesses unwilling to cooperate. 

Relatives of Davis later confirmed to police that it was him who shot up the barbershop, "giving Marlon Clemons motive for revenge," court documents said. 

Clemons is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday. 

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