Man charged over Detroit liquor store worker’s death; the suspect is also charged with assault and robbery at a gas station

A man is facing charges after he allegedly killed a Detroit liquor store employee during a robbery.

De ‘Vant Antioni Howard, 23, of Detroit, is charged with one count of murder, two counts of armed robbery, one count of assault with intent to murder and four counts of firearm charge in connection with the January 17 crime.

He is also charged with one count of armed robbery causing grievous bodily harm, one count of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and two counts of firearms in connection with a robbery. qualified at a service station on December 31, 2021.

Police say Howard went to Andy’s Market on James Couzens near Greenfield and the Lodge Freeway and attempted to buy a bottle of liquor on January 17. As 63-year-old Behnam Rasho opened a door to exit the register area, Howard is accused of shooting and killing him.

Howard then allegedly pointed his gun at another man and asked him to open the cash register. He fled with two cash drawers, police said.

Prosecutors said on December 31, 2021, Howard robbed and assaulted a clerk at a gas station in the 20250 block of James Couzens.