Dearborn man charged in homicide of Detroit man

Times-Herald Newspapers

DETROIT — A Dearborn man is charged in the fatal shooting of a Detroit man over a verbal dispute, according to a Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office press release.

About 1 a.m. March 10 in the 10800 block of Fenkell, gas station attendant and 23-year-old Dearborn resident Ibrahim Kassim Saleh, allegedly shot Michael A. Haynes, 24, of Detroit.

According to the release, Haynes and Saleh argued over the price of condoms at the gas station when Saleh, who was inside of a bullet-proof glass enclosed room, left the room with a handgun and allegedly shot Haynes in the back as he was leaving the gas station.

Haynes later died from his injuries, the release said.

Saleh has been charged with first degree murder, which carries life in prison without parole, and felony firearm possession, which carries a possible sentence of two years in prison.

Saleh was arraigned March 14 in 36th District Court in front of Magistrate Steve Lockhart. A preliminary examination of the evidence against him is scheduled for March 26 in the 36th District Court.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy said that kind of violence is unacceptable.

“The evidence in this case, by all accounts, illustrates how a seemingly random argument can escalate into needless loss of life,” she said. “We cannot, in any way, tolerate this alleged behavior — especially in a business setting.”