What happened in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 2nd that resulted in the death of 19 year old Renisha Marie McBride?
We know she was in a car accident at approximately 1:00 a.m. and decided not to remain at the scene. At 1:20 of this video found in this link, a witness was interviewed who spoke to her and tried to convince her to stay, he had called an ambulance and police for assistance. Renisha was heard by a neighbor at the crash site saying she just wanted to go home and she left. The white Ford Taurus is hers and she appears to have hit the rear left side of a parked black car with the right side of the car.
Two hours later, according to a statement from the shooter’s lawyer, Renisha was trying to get in his side and front door at approximately 3:30 a.m. He, a 54 year old man, living alone was awoken and went to his front door with a shot gun. According to police, he said he accidently shot the woman who died on his front porch. The preliminary autopsy report revealed that Renisha has been shot below her left eye near her nose.
According to the Detroit News,
“There was an entrance shotgun wound to the face, with no evidence of close range discharge of a firearm noted on the skin surrounding this wound,” reads the report by Wayne County Assistant Medical Examiner Kilak Kesha, who ruled McBride’s death a homicide.
Toxicology results for the autopsy are pending.
According to the autopsy report, McBride’s clothing was wet. The young woman, who is described in the report as 5’4,’’ was wearing a blue jacket, black undershirt, black pants and a pair of white socks. There was no mention of shoes.”
Her home going was held on Thursday, Nov. 7th and a group of family supporters and friends, held a candle lit vigil outside the shooter’s house. These supporters could be seen up in the yard of the shooter (video at bottom of article).
Please help ferret out the facts from the speculation and post any sources that help us understand what happened. I feel awful a young person lost their life and I also empathize with the poor man who was just sleeping in his own home when his world changed forever. I reserve finding fault, until I learn more.