An in-home caregiver was charged with fatally stabbing, shooting an elderly client with a shotgun, Michigan prosecutors announced.
Nassim Moustapha Messelmani, 30, of Westland, Michigan, was charged in connection to the fatal shooting of Edward McClendon, 72, of Detroit.
Messelmani was the in-home caregiver for McClendon, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement.
Detroit police officers were dispatched to a home in the 19710 block of Robson Street in Detroit for a reported shooting around11:30 a.m. Nov. 18. There, they found the victim face down on the kitchen floor with a gunshot wound to the head and stab wounds to the stomach and chest.
Messelmani reportedly stabbed McClendon multiple times then fired a shotgun, fatally wounding him, before fleeing the scene. Messelmani turned himself in to the authorities later the same day and was charged with first-degree murder and felony firearm.
Prosecutors did not disclose what led to the shooting.
He was arraigned and remanded to jail on Nov. 21. He is scheduled to reappear in court on Dec. 8.
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