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Investigation into barber shop killings heats up

Shedrick Dixon Courtesy of Crime Stoppers Shedrick Dixon Courtesy of Crime Stoppers
Keith Weeks Courtesy of Crime Stoppers Keith Weeks Courtesy of Crime Stoppers

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PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -  The sign outside of Rad Kutz Barber Shop on South Seale Road says "OPEN" but for the second day in a row, the doors to the Phenix City business were locked.

On Tuesday afternoon, 34-year-old Shedrick Dixon and 37-year-old Keith Weeks were shot and killed inside.

Now, instead of customers coming through the door, a makeshift memorial rests on the ground nearby.

After talking with witnesses, Phenix City investigators are now working to track down another gunman in the case.

"We received various pieces of information from various sources and that's how we came about establishing the fact that there was a third individual that was there at the time of the incident and that was possibly involved in the shooting and that there was a second weapon that was also involved," said Captain Frank Ivey, who oversees the Phenix City Police Department's Criminal Investigations Unit.

And officials are also shedding light on how the shooting played out.

According to Crime Stoppers, when officers arrived on the scene Tuesday, Week's and Dixon's  lifeless bodies were on the ground, in front of the business door.

The investigation by police revealed that the unidentified suspect arrived with Keith Weeks at the Barber Shop in a borrowed black Chevrolet Impala. This suspect had previously been seen with Mr. Weeks.

The suspect was getting his hair cut and Keith Weeks (aka Keboo) was sitting in the Barber Shop. Mr, Shedrick Dixon (aka Creep) entered the shop. and began arguing with Mr. Weeks. Mr. Dixon shot Mr. Weeks one time in the lower back. The suspect then shot Mr. Dixon numerous times and left the scene in the borrowed vehicle that Mr. Weeks had driven there.

Investigators tell News Leader 9 Keith Weeks was unarmed at the time of the shootings.

According to police, Shedrick Dixon worked in the Phenix City Industrial Park and Keith Weeks owned a small record producing company.They say the men knew each other.

"We've had several possibilities but there's not been any direct statement as to why the two were arguing," Captain Ivey added.

Suspect Information: black male; possibly from Louisiana; age late 20's to early 30's; 6' tall and approximately 200 to 225 lbs. Suspect may still be driving the 4 door 2000 Chevrolet Impala, Black in color, with a U. S. Armed Forces Retired Alabama Tag of 6N60L

If you have any information or tips concerning the location of this wanted individual, please contact the Phenix City Police Department at 334-298-0611. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at (706) 653-3188. If your information leads to an arrest and indictment, you could receive a reward of up to $1000.00 and you do not have to give your name.

Crime Stoppers also pays for information on any criminal activity, stolen property, and wanted persons in the Columbus, Fort Benning, Phenix City and Russell County areas. The Crime Stoppers lines are open 24 hours a day. Callers are encouraged to leave tip information on the voice mail line at anytime, after business hours, weekends and holidays. Your information for contact will remain anonymous.

Coverage You Can Count On will continue to bring you the latest in the investigation.

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