Detroit Teen Arraigned for Dearborn Heights Murder, Robbery
Antonnie O'Neil Ray faces up to life in prison if convicted for the shooting of Moshin Jaber-Hassoun Al-Uglah.
The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced Tuesday afternoon that a suspect in the Sept. 14 shooting of a Dearborn Heights Man has been arraigned on charges of home invasion, robbery and murder.
Detroit resident Antonnie O'Neil Ray, 19, was arrested in connection with the homicide of Moshin Jaber-Hassoun Al-Uglah of Dearborn Heights. A warrent request for Ray's suspected accomplice in the crime is still being reviewed, the prosecutor's office said Tuesday.
Dearborn Heights police responded to a 911 call from residents of a home on the 20400 block of Brooklawn just after 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 14. According to police reports, two men entered the house armed with weapons and robbed the Al-Uglah, his wife and his bother at gunpoint. The couple's two young children were also in the home at the time this was taking place.
During the course of the robbery, one of the men shot Al-Uglah in the neck. After the shooting, both men fled the scene.
An investigation by the Dearborn Heights aided by the Detroit Police Department lead to the arrest of Ray and his accomplice.
Police also told the Detroit Free Press that they believed the crime was targeted, and possibly related to some money owed:
"We believe there could have been some money owed to some individual," Dearborn Heights Police Capt. Jeff Seipenko told the Free Press of the possible motive. "We just want to make sure residents in that area don't feel they're at risk."
Ray has been charged with felony murder (life in prison without Parole), three counts of armed robbery (life or any term of years), home invasion-first degree (20 years), four counts of unlawful imprisonment (15 years), assault with intent to commit great bodily harm (10 years), felonious assault (4 years) and felony firearm (2 years mandatory consecutive).
Ray was arraigned and remanded to jail Tuesday at the 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights. His preliminary examination is scheduled for Sept. 28 at 9 a.m.