Second arrest in shooting death of San Leandro barber


A second suspect has been charged in the shooting that claimed the life of San Leandro barber Johnathan ‘Peanut’ Clay on Oct. 25. 

San Leandro police announced that 26-year-old Guillermo Camacho was charged with homicide on Wednesday by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.

According to police, surveillance video showed both armed suspects holding up the Harrison Brothers barber shop and pistol-whipping Clay.

Clay, the co-owner of the business, managed to draw his own gun and opened fire at the robbers. Police said both men then returned fire, shooting Clay and a second victim, identified as a customer by another barber who was not at the shop during the shooting.

Detectives and the SWAT team caught Camacho driving a stolen vehicle with a loaded handgun in Oakland on Nov. 27. 

In addition to homicide, Camacho was also charged with robbery, assault with a firearm, auto theft, and weapons violations.


Police arrested 26-year-old Alexis Garcia for the murder of a San Leandro barber.

Garcia allegedly shot and killed Johnathan Clay during an attempted robbery at the Harrison Brothers barbershop in San Leandro on Oct. 25. 

Another man was wounded during the incident and Garcia has been charged with murder.

Friends say that Clay had turned his life around after spending time in prison. He started working at the barbershop in 2007 and eventually took over the business.


San Leandro police are investigating a double shooting.

Police said the man killed inside the Harrison Brothers barbershop just after 1 p.m. Wednesday was an employee.

The other man, who survived the shooting, is a customer.

A man named Ty, who did not want to give his last name, is one of just two barbers who work there.

"I had just saw him," Ty told KTVU.

He had just left the shop about an hour before the shooting.

"I don’t know what happened, but I know it's due to senseless violence," Ty said.

Ty said his coworker, former apprentice, and friend, 47-year-old Jonathon Clay, who goes by the nickname Peanut, is the man who lost his life.

"Great guy. Life of the party. The smoothest dude on two feet," Ty said.

Pamela Rice works right around the corner.

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"People just don’t have, you know, passion for other people’s lives. It’s sad," Rice said.

Police said the customer who was shot, was treated at the scene for minor injuries and released.

Police have not released the identity of the suspects.

"We can’t confirm any motivations or whether or not the victims were targeted or if this was a crime of opportunity or a random act," Lt. Abe Tang said.

Sergio Taylor was one of Peanut’s customers and owns the nearby U-Haul store.

"Whoever did it, they need to be caught," Taylor said. "They took somebody who was part of this neighborhood a part of this community away."

According to Ty, Peanut had turned his life around after spending time in prison.

He started working at the barbershop in 2007 and eventually took over the business.

"Really pray on him and I hope this can help other people, you know, wake up and see, you know, people need to live a better life."

Ty said Peanut leaves behind 6 kids.

Police have not confirmed Peanut was the victim, but his friend and coworker told KTVU they are the only two people who work there.

This marks the fifth homicide in San Leandro in 2023.