Man accused of killing co-worker in Ypsilanti street returns to court Monday
The man accused of killing his co-worker in the middle of an Ypsilanti street last year will return to court for a final pretrial hearing on Monday.
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Leonard Ware, 34, is charged with open murder, carrying a concealed weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being in possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He’ll be in court for a final pretrial hearing at 1:30 p.m. Monday in front of Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Darlene O’Brien.
Ware is accused of shooting and killing Bhagavan Allen, 29, in the middle of Grove Street on Oct. 3. The incident between the two men began with an argument at Marsh Plating Co. in Ypsilanti, where Ware was Allen’s supervisor.
According to witnesses who testified at a preliminary exam, Ware and Allen walked on opposite sides of Grove Street. Ware crossed the street at one point and allegedly pulled out a gun.
Ware allegedly shot Allen twice, causing him to fall to the ground. Witnesses said Ware ran up to Allen as he lay on the ground, stood over him and fired at least three more shots into Allen, killing him.
Ware faces spending the rest of his life behind bars if he is convicted on the charge of open murder. He is being held without bond in the Washtenaw County Jail.
His trial is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. April 15, according to court records.