Renisha McBride Shooting: Homeowner Who Killed Teen ‘Could Have Called 911’ if He Was Afraid, Says Atty. for Victim’s Family - C
“She kept telling them, ‘I want to go home, I want to go home,’” he said.
Thurswell said that the neighbor went into her home to call 911, and when she came back outside and saw McBride was gone, got in her car to look for her - but couldn’t track her down. Thurswell said McBride, whose cell phone was apparently dead, likely wandered the neighborhood for about an hour.
“She knocked on several doors and no one answered,” said Thurswell.
The one man who did come to the door, apparently came armed with a shotgun. McBride was shot in the face and died on the man’s front porch.
Police have said the man, who has not been identified but is reportedly 54-years-old, told them he thought McBride was trying to break into his home and that the shotgun fired accidentally. Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy reportedly asked the Dearborn Heights police to continue investigating the case before deciding whether to press charges against the man.
Cheryl Carpenter, the attorney representing the homeowner, told The Detroit News that the shooting was “justified.”