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Renisha McBride

Shot and killed

2 Nov, 2013

19-year-old McBride dies as a result of  being shot on a homeowner’s porch. A 911 call comes in after 1 a.m. about a woman crashing into a parked car and leaving the scene. A woman sees McBride with a cut on her head. She tells the woman she wants to go home. Police do not come out because the incident is considered low priority. After another call is made, police arrive at the scene but McBride is not there. McBride makes her way to Wafer’s home and knocks on the door. He opens the door and shoots her at 3:40 a.m, and then calls 911. Gerald Thurswell, the attorney representing the family:

The bottom line in this whole case is that he was in his house, the door is locked, he has a phone. All he had to do was call 911. Maybe she would have been arrested because she was drunk – but she’d be alive.