Trayvon all over again? A Michigan family is up in arms after the body of their loved one, 19-year-old Renisha McBride was found over the weekend after she was shot in Dearborn Heights. The details on this one are super duper sketchy…
According to My Fox Chicago reports:
Dearborn Heights police believe Renisha McBride, 19, was shot in self-defense as the shooter believed she was an intruder. Her family was initially told by police that her body was “dumped” and discovered near Warren Avenue and Outer Drive, but now police are saying she died on the man’s front porch.
Detectives have identified the man they believe shot McBride.
Her family is calling this a “senseless death.” They believe she went to the home, knocking, looking for help. They don’t know why or what happened from the time she left home until she ended up in Dearborn Heights.
Neighbors tell us they asked police what was going on when they saw patrol cars, and they tell us what officers told them. “He say, somebody tried to get in his house, or seems like force … and he got scared and shot the person,” an unidentified neighbor tells us.
Family tells Fox 2’s Andrea Isom that’s a lie, and that no one could have been scared of McBride.
This sounds so shady!!! She was shot in the back of the head with a shotgun — likely turning around to leave the residence.
It’s a shame this young woman lost her life. Our prayers are definitely with her family, but since so many details are missing from this story it’s hard to pass judgment. It’s possible the murder was a self defense but it’s also extremely possible that the shooting wasn’t provoked.