Man bound over in Benihana shooting

By BOB OLIVER
Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — The man accused of shooting another man in Benihana has been bound over for trial.

Darrius Demarr Greene, 28, of Detroit, had a preliminary examination of the evidence against him Jan. 31 before 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers and was bound over to face trial in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Greene is charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon, discharging a firearm in or at a building, assault with a dangerous weapon and felony firearm.

The charges have penalties ranging from up to life in prison for the charge of assault with intent to murder to up to four years in prison for the charges of discharging a firearm in or at a building and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Greene also has prior convictions and is considered a habitual offender, which would mean enhanced penalties if found guilty, and is labeled as a violent offender, which would mean a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years for a conviction on any of the charges.

Greene was arraigned Dec. 10 before 19th District Court Judge William Hultgren, who set bond at $1 million cash or surety with a GPS tether upon release.

The incident occurred inside Benihana, 18601 Hubbard Drive, about 9 p.m. Nov. 12, when the police said Greene entered the restaurant and approached a patron.

The two men began to argue and physically fight inside the restaurant before Greene pulled out a weapon, shot the victim and fled.

The victim, a 43-year-old Ann Arbor resident, was shot in the abdomen and taken to a local hospital where he was initially listed in stable condition.

According to a Dearborn police press release after the incident, the preliminary investigation indicated that the shooting was not a random act and that the men involved knew each other.

Greene turned himself in to Harper Woods police Dec. 9 and was transported to the Dearborn Police Department.

Greene was previously convicted in 2008 for receiving and concealing stolen property and third degree fleeing a police officer.

(Bob Oliver can be reached at boliver@bewickpublications.com.)

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