Police Seek Charges in Shooting of 19-Year-Old Detroit Woman

Renisha McBride was gunned down Saturday by a resident of a home where she may have been seeking help after a car accident

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Police in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, have sent a request to Wayne County prosecutors for charges to be filed against a man who fatally shot a 19-year-old Detroit woman early Saturday morning.

Renisha McBride was shot in the back of the head with a shotgun Saturday, the Detroit News reports. McBride was in a car accident at roughly 2:30 a.m. that morning. Her cell phone battery had died, her family said, and she is believed to have gone to a house looking for help, where she was shot and killed.

“He shot her in the head … for what? For knocking on his door,” the woman’s aunt told local TV station Fox 2. “If he felt scared or threatened, he should have called 911.” She added, “I feel it was racial.”

The race and identity of the shooter, and the specific charges against him, have not been released.

[Detroit News]

12 comments
fdardarui
fdardarui

Since the article clearly stated that no information was released on the shooter I find it ironic that this is considered a white on black crime by posters who know as little about this as I do. This is truly a tragedy and should not have happened. A few things though, I am trained in firearms and have a permit to carry. I would have had my firearm on me as well answering the door at 2 in the morning but would not have shot anyone not trying to harm me or my family. Question the character of the shooter by his character not his race which none of us know from this report. Don't lump all gun carrying citizens together as racist and ill tempered. Most of us are trained and very responsible and would save others lives before taking one. There are many other far more horindous crimes happening but this makes the news because someone is trying to highlight there agenda. You did not hear about the five thugs that beat a homeless man to death for a few bucks, or the two guys who stopped and shot up a garbage truck. Both of these crimes happened in Meridian Ms. Did you hear about it on National television? I won't say the race of the aggressors or the victims. It is not important. A crime was committed regardless. If you are interested look it up. Get rid of guns and the only people carrying them would be dangerous criminals and crime would rise. This has already been proven. Last thing. I lived in Dearborn Heights in 1998 and last I checked this was not a predominantly white or black neighborhood, unless things have changed. Look it up and be educated. Don't make blind remarks.

spiderousr
spiderousr

Unbelieveable...I live very near Dearborn Heights.  What kind of an idiot would shoot anyone just because they knocked on their door?  Who ever the shooter was, they should 1) take away his gun and 2) charge him with murder!  Of course you know there are going to be all kind of idiots coming out of the woodwork citing  the Stand Your Ground law as an excuse for this senseless, violent act.

PMSing247
PMSing247

That's so sad! What is this world coming to? Nobody but police should have guns.

support4GZ
support4GZ

" I feel it was racial " what a SHOCKING declaration coming from the black community. I could break wind and a black person was accuse me of farting because they are black.

dbrunover1
dbrunover1

@PMSing247 LOL The police have already done the same thing themselves quite a few times, I read an article about a month ago, were a home owner called the police because someone was banging on their door early in the morning, and the police showed up and shot the person, and all they were doing was looking for help with a car wreck ..  

Larryhopehum
Larryhopehum

@support4GZ mate can you blame them? can you really? this is the 4th case i read this week.


some choose to be blind indeed! sad... so sad...

MsekniNazari
MsekniNazari

@support4GZ At this point, what other reason could there be honestly speaking? An unarmed Black woman was shot in the back of the head in a predominantly White area early in the morning. They did not even bother to dial 911 after the fact. Does any of that make sense to you?

KevinYe
KevinYe

@support4GZ 

Well now, have you ever shot a black person in the back of the head?

KeshaWarren
KeshaWarren

@support4GZ And they would probably be right about you. How does the relative of the victim equate to the entire black community? Idiot.

Your analogy is a great reflections of who you are (pointless)

GeorgeWhitney
GeorgeWhitney

@KeshaWarren Pointless INDEED! Simple BS from a simple mind!
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