The family of a woman shot to death wants answers. 19-year-old Renisha McBride died of a gunshot wound to the head after knocking on the door of a home in Detroit.
Her family says that McBride went for help after a car accident around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
Her cellphone battery had died, her family said. Few other details about the incident have been released by the Dearborn Heights Police Department. “Dearborn Heights (has) identified the person who fired the shot and killed the woman,” according to a press release. The statement added that a final report on the shooting will be forwarded to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for review in the near future.
Bernita Spinks, who is McBride’s aunt, said the shooting was not justified. “He shot her in the head … for what? For knocking on his door,” said Spinks on Tuesday. “If he felt scared or threatened, he should have called 911.”
The family met with officials from the Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday. They believe that McBride was racially profiled.
This is an all too familiar incident. Just a little over a month ago, 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell was shot and killed by police after seeking help after a car accident.
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