ETA-Renisha McBride shot in the face-Update-charges filed
According to an autopsy report released Tuesday, Renisha McBride, the 19-year-old Detroit woman who friends say was merely seeking help after a car crash, was killed by a gun blast to the face. The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s report also ruled McBride’s death a homicide, but authorities have yet to charge the gunman.
“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,” read the medical examiner report, according to the Detroit News. The autopsy reports also show that McBride was wet.
Dearborn Heights police say McBride was standing on the porch of the home in Dearborn Heights when she was shot. Authorities have no released the name of McBride’s killer, since charges have yet to be filed in the case.
Theodore Wafer, of Dearborn Heights, was charged Friday with second-degree murder, manslaughter and possession of a firearm in a felony in the shooting death of 19-year-old Detroiter Renisha McBride.
Wafer, 54, faces arraignment Friday afternoon in the charges, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced.
McBride killed on Nov. 2 by Wafer,whose lawyer said was “justified” in firing at McBride.
Worthy said Friday that the evidence shows Wafer did not act in self defense. Wafer said he believed his home was being broken into by “person or persons,” and that he feared for his life, according to his attorney, Bloomfield Hills lawyer Cheryl Carpenter.
McBride’s family and their attorneys will hold a press conference today at 3pm.