DETROIT — A 26-year-old gas station clerk has been arraigned in the fatal shooting of a customer inside the west side Detroit business.
According to the Wayne County prosecutor’s Office, Rami Ali Jaber of Dearborn Heights appeared Tuesday in 36th District Court on first-degree murder and gun charges.
Prosecutors say 34-year-old Derek Roberts of Detroit was shot Sunday after approaching the gas station’s counter to make a purchase.
A preliminary police report states the clerk and customer “exchanged words” and the clerk came from behind a partition before firing a handgun. Jaber was ordered held without bond.
A May 29 probable cause conference and June 5 preliminary examination have been scheduled.
Defense attorney Doraid Elder said the charges are allegations and the shooting is a tragedy for the families of both Roberts and Jaber.