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Man faces ‘assault with attempt to murder’ charge for opening fire on trucker in Detroit


Michigan State Police (MSP) say that a man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly fired on a moving semi truck earlier this week.

On Thursday night, MSP’s Metro Detroit division confirmed that Aleah Abdellatif had been charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder or by strangulation, and assault with a dangerous weapon.

The charges were issued in connection with a shooting that occurred in Warren, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, around 7 p.m. on May 18.

A truck driver reported that he was traveling east on I-696 near Dequindre Road when a motorist opened fire on his vehicle.

State police shut down eastbound I-696 as officers searched for shell casings or other evidence. Troopers were unable to find any casings and say that the semi truck did not show any damage from a bullet.

The truck driver was able to provide police with the make, model, and plate number of the car, which let troopers to Abdellatif.

After being interviewed by MSP, Abdellatif admitted to being in the area at the time of the shooting but said that he didn’t shoot at the truck.

Abdellatif was held on a $100,000 bond and is due to appear in court on June 7, 2021.


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