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Father of slain barber reopening shop

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.

Artis' father says he plans to keep his son's legacy alive by keeping the shop up and running.

The new shop is expected to open in its new location Saturday morning. 

Meantime, police have 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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