With the sixth and final suspect in December's fatal barbershop shooting still on the loose, "America's Most Wanted" has stepped in to help publicize the case.
An episode of the popular television show is scheduled to air tonight, focusing on the search for outstanding suspect Larry Dean Jones Jr., 29.
He stands accused in the Dec. 14 shootout at the Fly Cuts & Styles barbershop on Stockton Boulevard. The spray of gunfire killed two people: bystander Monique Nelson, 30, who detectives believe was struck while trying to shield her young son; and one of the suspected gunmen, Marvion Barksdale, 20.
Nelson's son, age 2, was not injured.
Facing multiple charges, including murder and assault with a deadly weapon, are: 27-year-old Dominique Marcell Lott, who was among the injured; Lonnie Orlando Mitchell Jr., 24; his brother Louis James Mitchell, 19; Charles Edward Barksdale III, 30, cousin of Marvion Barksdale; James Leo Carney III, 31; and Jones.
Detectives say the shootout in which dozens of shots were fired inside and in front of the barbershop was born of bad blood between the Mitchell brothers and the Barksdale clan. Tensions had escalated weeks before the shooting when Lonnie Mitchell allegedly robbed a Barksdale cousin, authorities say.
Sheriff's officials believe Jones fled to Washington state after the shooting, but suspect he has returned to Sacramento. Jones has been described as a black male, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds. Though he once wore long dreadlocks, authorities now believe his hair is cropped short.
He has extensive tattoos covering his torso, including the words "Only God Should Judge" on his upper left bicep; the words "4th Avenue" on his upper chest; "916" on his upper back; and a gun on his stomach, as if tucked into his waistband.
Jones should be considered armed and dangerous, according to detectives. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.
"America's Most Wanted" airs at 9 p.m. today on Fox.
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