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Father of slain barber reopening shop

Police released a sketch in late January of a person wanted for questioning. He is described as 5'8" to 5'11" and weighs 140 pounds. Police released a sketch in late January of a person wanted for questioning. He is described as 5'8" to 5'11" and weighs 140 pounds.
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The father of a murdered barbershop owner is re-opening his son's barbershop in his name.

Charlie Artis Sr. is offering the space rent free for any barbers who would like to work in the shop.

Thirty-year-old Charlie Artis Jr. was gunned down in broad daylight about a month ago outside his Gunboat Plaza barber shop.

"I'm doing it in his honor and along with that I'm trying to find closure and this is apart of my closure to get the doors open to this building," Charlie Artis Sr. said.

Though Charlie won't be there in person his father knows he will be there in spirit. Charlie Artis Sr, plans to run the shop off of donations. Any barber wanting to cut hair at his shop can do so free of charge. 

The shop will be filled with some Charlie's favorite pictures and a private booth dedicated in his honor. The shop will open Saturday at 10 AM and a balloon release will take place in the afternoon.

Meantime, police released a sketch in late January of a person wanted for questioning. He is described as 5'8" to 5'11" and weighs 140 pounds.

The Artis family says they are offering a reward for information in the case.

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