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Trial Ordered For Gas Station Clerk In Murder Over Condoms

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - A Detroit gas station clerk will stand trial in the shooting death of a man during a dispute over the price of condoms.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said 23-year-old Ibrahim Saleh was bound over on first-degree murder and using a firearm during a felony charges following a preliminary examination Monday.

Saleh is accused of fatally shooting 24-year-old Michael Haynes in the back March 10 at the BP gas station on Fenkell and Meyers on Detroit’s west side.

After the crime, a gas station employee told WWJ’s Beth Fisher Haynes bought a box of condoms, but made a comment that he was overcharged and could have bought them somewhere else for a cheaper price.

After being told he couldn’t get a refund, Haynes knocked over several shelves of merchandise in the gas station, prosecutors said. That’s when, according to police, Saleh stepped out from behind bullet-proof glass, entered the merchandise area and shot Haynes as he was leaving the business.

Saleh’s arraignment is scheduled July 23 in Wayne County Circuit Court. If convicted as charged, he faces life in prison.

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