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Man arrested in Florida in connection to 17-year-old barber's death

Anthony McClain was shot outside of his barbershop six months ago.

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — One person was arrested in connection to a teenage barber that was shot and killed outside his Clayton County business six months ago. Police called on the public for help in the case on Wednesday.

Jaimonni Watkins-Causey was arrested in Florida on a warrant related to the shooting death of Anthony "China" McClain. In July, police said Watkins-Causey was accused of killing the young barber. and was wanted on felony murder and aggravated assault charges.

Clayton County Police Department said on Thursday that they have five or six suspects, but only Watkins-Causey has been identified. 

Investigators released two photos Wednesday showing two men who they said were outside of Da Barbas Lab on April 2. Police believe the two, depicted below, are involved in the death of Anthony "China" McClain. The 17-year-old was shot and killed outside of his barbershop at River Station Plaza along West Fayetteville Road.

Police said, "the individuals shown were involved in the physical altercation and shooting" that resulted in McClain's death.

Credit: Clayton County Police Department

Community and family members previously expressed McClain's death as an unexpected and tragic loss. 

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Anthony McClain

The barbershop was the teen's second business. He also owned an organic juice company he had recently received an LLC before his death. McClain was in college and received his license to cut hair beforehand, working his way to earn his own chair in the front of the shop.  

The chair is now a memorial.

Anyone who has identifying information about the two men police are searching for is urged to call Detective A. Rosas at andrea.rosas@claytoncountyga.gov. Anonymous tips may also be made with Crime Stoppers at crimestoppersatlanta.org.

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