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]