Cuyahoga County

Douglas Shine, Jr. found guilty in barbershop killings


The man accused of killing three people at a barbershop to settle a gang score and then conspiring to kill a witness has been convicted.

Douglas Shine Jr. now faces the possibility of execution after jurors on Friday convicted him in a spree of violence that culminated Feb. 5, 2015, when he walked into Chalk Linez Barbershop and executed one man, killed two others and wounded three more.

Jurors found Shine guilty of 44 out of 49 counts in a string of shootings that prosecutors said started that January when Shine, a Heartless Felon, stole a handgun from a member of the Loyal Always gang.

Walter Barfield, William Gonzalez and Brandon White were killed inside the barbershop. Four months later White's brother, Aaron "Pudge" Ladson, was slain in his driveway as he prepared for a court hearing in an unrelated case.

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