(CBS DETROIT) – A 25-year-old Detroit man has been charged with the fatal shooting of an Uber driver. 

Carlous Skipper, Jr. has been charged with first degree murder and felony firearm. 

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Carlous Skipper, Jr. Credit: Detroit Police Department

It happened Jan. 14, 2021 at 2:32 a.m. when police were dispatched to a location in the 16540 block of Wisconsin near Florence where police observed a SUV had struck the front porch. 

First responders removed Yousef Al-Gabri, 43, of Detroit and transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Police say it was determined that Al-Gabri died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Al-Gabri was working as an Uber driver on Jan. 14 and it is alleged at 2:08 a.m. Skipper used a phone under a different name to call an Uber to Wisconsin Street. When the Uber arrived, it’s alleged Skipper fired multiple shots with a handgun fatally wounding Al-Gabri.

Skipper was arrested March 9 by the Detroit Police Department and arraigned Thursday, March 11.  He is expected back in court for a probable cause conference on March 23, 36th District Court Judge Judge Kenneth King. 

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