DETROIT, MI – Carlous Skipper, Jr., 25-years-old, of Detroit, has been charged in connection with the homicide of Yousef Al-Gabri, 43-years-old, of Detroit.
On January 14, 2021, at 2:32 a.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to a location in the 16540 block of Wisconsin near Florence in Detroit where they observed a SUV had struck the front porch of the location. Medics removed Mr. Al-Gabri from the vehicle and transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. It was determined that the victim died from multiple gunshot wounds.
On January 14, 2021, Mr. Al-Gabri was working as an Uber driver. It is alleged that on the same day at 2:08 a.m. the defendant used a phone under a different name to call an Uber to the location in the 16540 block of Wisconsin. It is further alleged that when the Uber arrived the defendant fired multiple shots with a handgun fatally wounding Mr. Al-Gabri. On March 9, 2021, investigation by the Detroit Police Department resulted in the identification and the arrest of Defendant Skipper.
Carlous Skipper, Jr. has been charged with First Degree Murder and Felony Firearm. He is expected to be arraigned on Thursday, March 11, 2021 after 10:00 a.m. in 36th District Court.