Renisha McBride, 19, was shot to death after she reportedly sought help at a Dearborn Heights, Mich., home after a car accident early Saturday morning. This was almost similar to former FAMU football player Jonathan Ferrell was shot to death by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick, when he sought help after a car accident. Let’s see if this homeowner is going to invoke the state’s Stand Your Ground law to justify killing this woman.
The family of Renisha McBride, 19, said she went for help after a car accident around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. She died of a gunshot wound to the head after knocking on the door of a home on the 16000 block of Outer Drive near Warren in Dearborn Heights, near where the accident occurred. 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.
McBride’s maternal aunt, Bernita Spinks, said the shooting was not justified even if the resident believed McBride was an intruder breaking into the home.
“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.” Source: Detroit News
I would be unnerved if someone knocked on my door at 2:30 a.m., but that’s when you call 911 for assistance. You don’t open the door and shoot on sight because you see someone black. This is eerily reminiscent of Trayvon Martin’s encounter with George Zimmerman and Jonathan Ferrell’s murder when he sought some assistance after a car accident.