Two Charged in Carjacking Attempt and Fatal Shooting at Dearborn Strip Mall


MICHIGAN- In a tragic incident at a strip mall in Dearborn on September 19, two individuals have been charged in connection with a carjacking attempt that turned deadly.

Lindsay Thurmond, 27, hailing from Detroit, and Quenton Goston, 29, of Melvindale, stand accused of the crime that claimed the life of a 29-year-old Dearborn Heights man.

The victim, Hassan Salami, was strolling through the parking lot off Ford Road with his soon-to-be fiancée when the assailants pulled up and opened fire, striking him three times. Thankfully, his girlfriend emerged unharmed from the harrowing encounter.

During this senseless act of violence characterized by Dearborn police as "random," Salami lost his necklace and keys to his Mercedes G Wagon. Hassan Salami was the proprietor of Lama's Florist, a family-owned business established over three decades ago.

Upon arrival at the strip mall located in the 16350 block of Ford Road, officers discovered Salami on the ground. Despite immediate life-saving efforts by medics, he was subsequently transported to a local hospital where he was regrettably pronounced deceased.

A thorough investigation conducted by the Dearborn Police Department led to the apprehension of the accused parties.

Thurmond and Goston now face charges of felony murder and first-degree murder. They were formally arraigned and subsequently remanded to custody on Friday afternoon, in a proceeding overseen by Judge Mark Somers at the 19th District Court in Dearborn. The community grapples with the profound loss of Hassan Salami and awaits the legal process that will follow.