(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.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Civility & Politics?
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.READ MORE: Panera Fundraising Event To Raise Transplant Funds For Local Young Adult
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.MORE NEWS: This Weekend: I-275 Lane Closures Continue Between 7 Mile Road And I-96/I-696/M-5