Community mourns slain Charlotte barber

A popular Charlotte barber is remembered.

Mourners paid their respects at a viewing on Friday for a Charlotte barber killed last week. David Lindsay was found shot to dead in a car on Eastwyke Place.

"My heart broke literally," said former co-worker, Jada Balknight.  

Balknight worked as a receptionist at No Grease Barbershop Mosaic location. She says she will miss the 29-year-old's bubbly personality.

"I don't know who would do something like this, but I hope we can find justice for Dave, he was just the light in anybody's day," she said.

That light went out 10 days ago, when Lindsay became the city's 44th homicide victim. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says this is an active investigation. However, they have not identified a motive or released any suspect information.

"I really feel like somebody, someone knows something," Balknight declared. "The type of person that Dave was, he didn't seem to have any enemies," she said.

Lindsay was a beloved barber at No Grease Mosaic. Flowers, well wishes and pictures have overtaken the booth where he was known to give customers creative cuts.

"It's a surreal moment to realize that he's gone," said D.J. Meredith, a barber at No Grease. "We just want people to speak out. Silence isn't the answer. So if anyone knows anything, they need to speak up," he declared.

Meredith says Lindsay would have turned 30 on Saturday. Instead of celebrating his birthday, dozens of friends and family members attended his memorial service at Johnson C. Smith University.

"I know he was really loved by the community and he cut a lot of people hair," said Daivonna Barnes, one of Lindsay's friends who attended the service. "It's a major loss for a lot of people who live here."

No Grease has multiple locations and all of the shops were closed Saturday until 1 p.m. so all the barbers could attend the service.

Anyone with information about his death, you're asked to contact police.


 

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