Here’s a word of advice, if you’re ever in a car accident, seeking help by knocking on someone’s door may not be in your best interests, especially if you’re black. Back in September, Johnathan Ferrell, a former FAMU football player, was shot to death after seeking help for a car accident and now a similar incident seems to have happened in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.
According to The Detroit News, Renisha McBride, 19, died from a gun shot wound to the head after she was seeking help, following a car accident. McBride unfortunately picked the wrong door to knock on. The incident occurred Saturday at 2:30 a.m. McBride’s aunt, Bernita Spinks, spoke to The Detroit News, and could not make sense of the murder of her niece.
“He shot her in the head … for what? For knocking on his door,” said Spinks. “If he felt scared or threatened, he should have called 911.”
“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.”
Limited details about the incident have been provided by the Dearborn Police Department. The name of the suspect has not been released. Originally McBride’s family was told her body was found “dumped” but they’ve since recanted and now admit that she died on the suspect’s porch.