By BOB OLIVER
DEARBORN — The preliminary examination of the evidence against the man accused of shooting another man in Benihana has been postponed until next month.
Darrius Demarr Greene, 28, of Detroit, was scheduled to have a preliminary examination before 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers on Dec. 20, but it was postponed until at 9 a.m. Jan. 31.
Greene is charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon, discharging a firearm in or at a building, assault with a dangerous weapon and felony firearm.
Greene was arraigned before 19th District Court Judge William Hultgren on Dec. 10, who set bond at $1 million cash or surety with a GPS tether upon release.
The charges have penalties ranging from up to life in prison for the charge of assault with intent to murder to up to four years in prison for the charges of discharging a firearm in or at a building and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Greene also has prior convictions and is considered a habitual offender, which would mean enhanced penalties if found guilty, and is labeled as a violent offender, which would mean a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years for a conviction on any of the charges.
The incident occurred inside Benihana, 18601 Hubbard Drive, about 9 p.m. Nov. 12, when the police say Greene entered the restaurant and approached a patron.
The two men began to argue and physically fight inside the restaurant before Greene pulled out a weapon, shot the victim and fled.
The victim, a 43-year-old Ann Arbor resident, was shot in the abdomen and taken to a local hospital where he was initially listed in stable condition.
According to a Dearborn police press release after the incident, the preliminary investigation indicated that the shooting was not a random act and that the men involved knew each other.
Greene turned himself in to Harper Woods police Dec. 9 and was transported to the Dearborn Police Department.
Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad commended the department and its partners for their effort in capturing the suspect.
“Greene made the right choice and decided to turn himself realizing his capture was imminent,” Haddad said. “I would like to thank our regional partners, the U.S. Marshals for their collaborative efforts in attempting to locate Green who had fled the state shortly after the incident.”
Greene was previously convicted in 2008 for receiving and concealing stolen property and third degree fleeing a police officer.
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