Editorial: Murder Of Black Detroit Teen Racially Motivated???
According To The Detroit News:
The family of a 19-year-old Detroit woman shot to death by a Dearborn Heights resident after she allegedly went seeking help is seeking answers about the incident.
Renisha McBride’s family said she sought assistance after a car accident around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning and she ended up dead with a gunshot wound to the head after knocking on the door of a home on Outer Drive near Warren in Dearborn Heights.
Few other details about the incident have been released by the Dearborn Heights Police Department. “Dearborn Heights have identified the person who fired the shot and killed the woman.” the police said in a press release. The statement added that a final report on the shooting will be forwarded to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for review in the near future.
McBride’s maternal aunt, Bernita Spinks, said the shooting was not justified even if the resident believe McBride was an intruder and was breaking into the home.
“He shot her in the head ... for what? For knocking on his door,” said Spinks today. “If he felt scared or threatened, he should have called 911.”
Spinks said the family met with officials from the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office Tuesday about the case. Spinks said she believes her niece was racially profiled.
“You see a young black lady on your porch and you shoot?” asked Spinks. “He killed my niece and he needs to pay for it. He needs to be in jail.”
“There was no windows broken. My niece didn’t bother anyone,” said Spinks. “She went looking for help and now she’s dead.”
Services for McBride will be 11 a.m. Friday at House of Prayer and Praise, 16520 Wyoming in Detroit.