Darlese Gonzalez has blocked out the night she saw her husband and two others killed in a Warrensville Heights barbershop last year. There was a series of rapid fire gunshots, smoke, blood and hysteria, she said Monday during a tearful testimony.
“I remember seeing him lying on the floor, so I picked him up,” Gonzalez said. “Smoke was coming out of his chest.”
Gonzalez was the first witness called by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office as they began to layout their case against Douglas Shine Jr., who is charged with aggravated murder in the death of her husband, William Gonzalez, 32, of Garfield Heights, and Walter Lee Barfield, 23, of Cleveland and Brandon White, 31, of Warrensville Heights. Three other people were injured in the Feb. 5, 2015 shooting at the barbershop on Harvard Road.