Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced charges against a gas station attendant who is accused of shooting and killing a customer after a dispute over condoms.
Ibrahim Kassim Saleh, 23, has been charged with First Degree Murder and is also facing a Felony Firearm charge in the death of 24-year-old Michael Haynes.
The shooting took place at the BP gas station on Fenkell on Saturday, March 10 around 1:00 a.m.
Saleh was working when Haynes came in to purchase condoms. A verbal argument broke out. Haynes reportedly pushed over shelves of merchandise.
According to the Prosecutor’s Office, Saleh came out from behind the counter and shot Haynes in the back as he was leaving the station.
“The evidence in this case, by all accounts, illustrates how a seemingly random argument can escalate into needless loss of life. We cannot, in any way, tolerate this alleged behavior – especially in a business setting,” said Prosecutor Worthy.
Saleh faces life in prison without parole if convicted on the charges.
He is expected to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. in 36th District Court.