The man accused of crashing into an East Village bodega and killing an employee while driving under the influence of PCP and meth last summer has been charged with murder, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

Prosecutors say that Shaun Martin, 33, critically injured 63-year-old Akkas Ali after he crashed a Nissan Altima into the East Village Farm bodega at 2nd Ave and East 4th Street on June 19th of last year. Martin had allegedly taken PCP and meth prior to operating the vehicle, and authorities claim he had marijuana and a Ziploc bag of PCP on him at the time of his arrest. A witness also told officers Martin "had been drinking and doing drugs all night."

Martin was initially served a slew of charges, including aggravated vehicular assault, felony assault, driving while impaired and criminal possession of a controlled substance; he pleaded not guilty to those charges in July. But Ali, who sustained "massive brain injuries" from the incident, succumbed to those injuries in January, and now Martin is being charged with second-degree murder. "The death of Mohammed Akkas Ali is a tragedy that could have been averted,” District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement. “This defendant is charged with seriously injuring multiple pedestrians, killing Mr. Ali, due to his extraordinarily reckless behavior."

In addition to allegedly striking and eventually killing Ali, Martin is accused of hitting a fire hydrant, a parking meter, a pay phone, a traffic post and a tree, along with two other East Village Farm employees. At the time of his arrest, officers say Martin told them, "If I killed anyone, please just kill me now." He is reportedly currently under suicide watch.