Gas station clerk charged in fatal shooting of customer
DETROIT (AP) — A 26-year-old gas station clerk has been charged in the fatal shooting of a man inside the west side Detroit business.
The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says Rami Ali Jaber of Dearborn Heights is expected to be arraigned Tuesday on first-degree murder and gun charges.
Prosecutors say the victim was shot Sunday afternoon after approaching the gas station’s counter to make a purchase.
A preliminary police report cited by The Detroit News says the clerk and the customer “exchanged words” and the clerk came from behind a partition before firing a handgun, striking the man in the chest.
The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name wasn’t immediately released.
Jaber was arrested at the gas station.