Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Moad Mohamed Al-Gaham, 40, in connection with the fatal shooting of Anthony McNary 25, both of Detroit, that occurred on Vernor Highway.
On June 5, 2023, at approximately 3:05 a.m., at a gas station in the 4410 block of Vernor Highway, Defendant Al-Gaham was working as the store clerk. It is alleged that Al-Gaham and Mr. McNary had a heated exchange of words when Mr. McNary took a beef jerky product and placed it in his pocket. Al-Gaham rifled through Mr. McNary's pockets, took the item, and placed it back on the shelf. Shortly thereafter, when Mr. McNary attempted to pay for the item, he refused to accept the money and made Mr. McNary leave the store. Once Mr. McNary was outside, Al-Gaham manually locked the entrance doors, preventing Mr. McNary from re-entering. In a short period of time, it is alleged that Al-Gaham produced a handgun and held it in the line of the victim's forehead, fatally shooting him. Al-Gaham was inside the locked store doors when he shot Mr. McNary, who was unarmed.
Detroit police officers were dispatched to the gas station store for a reported shooting at approximately 3:14 a.m. Upon their arrival, officers located Mr. McNary lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the forehead. Medics arrived on scene and transported Mr. McNary to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Moad Mohamed Al-Gaham has been charged with First Degree Murder and Felony Firearm. *
"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," said Prosecutor Kym Worthy. "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."
Defendant Al-Gaham was arraigned and remanded to jail this morning in 36th District Court before Magistrate Laura Echartea. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for June 22, 2023, at 8:30 a.m., and the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for June 29, 2023, at 1:45 p.m., before Judge Kenneth King. Please request a photograph of the defendant from the Detroit Police Department.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.