Man accused of shooting a 64-year-old to death during a liquor store robbery in Detroit

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Source: MEGA; Wayne County Prosecutor's Office

Jan. 28 2022, Published 11:12 a.m. ET

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A suspect is accused of killing a person while robbing a liquor store in Detroit, authorities said.

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Around 9:15 p.m. on Jan. 17, Detroit police responded to a liquor store on James Couzens Freeway for a reported shooting, according to the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. When officers arrived, they found Behnam Rasho, 64, had been shot multiple times.

Paramedics arrived and pronounced Rasho dead at the scene, according to prosecutors.

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Investigators say Dvante Antioni Howard, 23, went into the business and shot Rasho. He then robbed the store and fled the area.


On Jan. 27, prosecutors announced they charged Howard with felony murder, two counts of armed robbery, one count of assault with intent to murder and four counts of felony firearm possession.

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Howard was also charged in a separate robbery case, prosecutors said. On New Year’s Eve, he allegedly used a handgun to rob and assault a gas station clerk. In that case, he was charged with armed robbery causing serious injury, assault with intent to do great bodily harm and two counts of felony firearm possession.

He is being held in jail without bond.

detroit robbery
Source: MEGA; Wayne County Prosecutor's Office

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