Dearborn Man Charged with Murder of Gas Station Customer to Face Jury Trial Monday
The Detroit shooting allegedly occurred due to an argument over the sale of condoms.
A Dearborn man charged with shooting a customer at the gas station where he works will face a jury trial on Monday, March 11.
Ibrahim Saleh, 23, is charged with first-degree murder and felony firearm possession in the death of Michael A. Haynes, 24, of Detroit. Police say the incident arose from a scuffle over the sale of condoms at the gas station where Saleh worked as an attendant.
According to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, Haynes arrived at the BP gas station on the 10800 block of Fenkell at approximately 1 a.m. March 10, 2012, to purchase condoms.
Saleh—who was working in a bullet-proof, glass-enclosed room—got into an argument with Haynes, after which Haynes allegedly knocked over several shelves of merchandise.
Saleh then exited the enclosed room with a handgun and allegedly shot Haynes in the back.
If convicted, the first-degree murder charge carries a sentence of life in prison without parole, while the felony firearm charge carries a sentence of two years in prison.
A pre-trial for Saleh was held Tuesday at Detroit's Third Circuit Court.