2 Arrested in Deadly San Diego Barber Shop Shooting

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a shooting at a barber shop in San Diego’s Oak Park community that left one man dead earlier this year.

On Wednesday, the San Diego Police Department announced the arrests of Peter Johnson, 47, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Ian Guthrie, 38, of San Diego.

Both men are accused of killing Lamar Canady, 32, who was shot to death on May 9 at the Official Cutz Barber Shop at 54th and Redwood streets in Oak Park.

After the owner of an Oak Park-area barber shop was shot and killed, residents flooded the streets, many angry at the shooting and at the media. NBC 7’s Artie Ojeda reports.

Canady, who owned the barber shop, was inside his shop when several rounds were fired. The fatal shooting caused uproar in the community.

SDPD officials said the suspects were both taken into custody separately on Wednesday.

Johnson was arrested by the Kansas City Violent Crimes Task Force and Fugitive Apprehension Team in the 11300 block of Indiana Avenue in Kansas City. He was booked into the Kansas City Headquarters Detention Unit and is awaiting extradition proceedings back to San Diego, police said.

Guthrie was arrested by San Diego police, SWAT, homicide and gang detectives and FBI officials in the 9800 block of Via Monzon in San Diego. He was booked into a San Diego jail and is set to appear in court Friday.

The SDPD has now turned this case over to the San Diego County District Attorney’s office.

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