San Leandro barbershop murder suspect arrested after car chase

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A man suspected of killing a San Leandro barber was arrested in Oakland on October 27 after a police chase. 

According to California Highway Patrol, the suspect, Alexis Garcia, 26, was found sleeping in a Maserati by the police. 

The murder happened on October 25 at Harrison Brothers barbershop at 2240 E. 14th St. in San Leandro. 

The barber was killed while their client was shot. 

On Monday, CHP officers were patrolling when they saw Garcia and another man asleep inside the flashy car. 

The passenger allegedly had a gun lying on his lap. 

CHP said the occupants woke, saw the officers, and drove away. 

The driver eventually abandoned his car and attempted to run but was detained by CHP officers. 

The passenger was caught as well. 

The San Leandro Police Department confirmed Garcia. 

The car was searched and two guns were found. 

Garcia and the passenger, who was not identified, were booked into jail for evading arrest, possession of firearms, drug possession, and charges stemming from the barbershop shooting.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.