Authorities: Clerk shoots customer in head through locked doors
The store clerk, identified as Moad Mohamed Al-Gaham, 40, was on duty when Anthony McNary, 25, of Detroit, entered the gas station.
The details of the dispute that led to the shooting are not yet clear.
This incident has raised serious concerns and is currently under investigation by the authorities.
According to officials, the dispute between Moad Mohamed Al-Gaham and Anthony McNary at the Detroit gas station escalated after McNary put a beef jerky product in his pocket.
Al-Gaham reportedly took the beef jerky from McNary’s pocket and returned it to the shelf.
Following the confrontation, McNary attempted to pay for the beef jerky, but Al-Gaham refused to accept his money.
Al-Gaham then forced McNary to leave the store and locked the entrance manually, preventing McNary from reentering.
Tragically, Al-Gaham allegedly retrieved a handgun and fired a shot through the locked doors, striking McNary in the forehead. McNary was unarmed at the time of the incident, according to officials.
“Here we are, less than one month after the locked door incident at a Detroit gas station on West McNichols — this simply cannot continue to happen,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said.
“In this case, the defendant allegedly had a weapon aimed at Mr. McNary’s face while he was in a place of safety on the other side of a locked glass door and pulled the trigger. He had time to premeditate his actions and was not in any immediate danger.”
After responding to the incident at the Detroit gas station, police discovered Anthony McNary lying on the ground.
He was promptly transported to a nearby hospital but was tragically pronounced dead.
Moad Mohamed Al-Gaham, the store clerk, has been charged with first-degree murder and a felony firearm violation.
He appeared for an arraignment at 36th District Court on Thursday morning and was subsequently remanded to jail.
A probable cause conference has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on June 22, and a preliminary examination is set for 1:45 p.m. on June 29.
These legal proceedings will further determine the course of the case.