DETROIT, Nov. 8 (UPI) — A 19-year-old Detroit woman shot and killed after knocking on a stranger’s door was looking for help after being involved after a car crash, her family said.
The owner of the Dearborn Heights home, whose name wasn’t reported, said his shotgun accidentally discharged when he shot Renisha McBride in the face.
“This man’s claiming — believed the girl was breaking into the home. And he’s also saying the gun discharged accidentally,” Lt. James Serwatowski, chief detective, told the Detroit Free Press.
Serwatowski said McBride had a car crash several blocks away from the home at around 1:30 a.m. and the shooting took place at 3:40 a.m. The woman’s whereabouts for the 2-plus hours in between were unknown, CNN reported Thursday.