A lawyer representing the shooter of Renisha McBride is now saying her client was justified. Last week, Renisha McBride was shot to death after she attempted to seek help after being involved in a car accident. Her family has received very little information from authorities, but in an interview with the Huffington Post Bloomfield Hills attorney Cheryl Carpenter gave some insight into her client. Public records show the owner of the home, where McBride was shot at, is Theodore Paul Wafer, but mainstream media has yet to reveal this information.
“On that night he was woken up. … Everything was dark in the house, and he was awoken by sounds of a person or persons trying to get into his home,” Carpenter said.
Carpenter said she would not comment on the alleged shooting or other details of the incident with the investigation underway, including a report that thehomeowner told police he had discharged his shotgun accidentally.
“He called 911 right away,” Carpenter said. “On the night of the shooting, he completely cooperated with police on his own. He went in and made a statement to them.”
Speaking with the Detroit News, she said, “I’m confident when the evidence comes, it will show that my client was justified and acted as a reasonable person would who was in fear for his life.”
Many people want to know why hasn’t an arrest been made in the case, but authorities in Dearborn Heights are still gathering information. Although the Dearborn Heights Police Department submitted a warrant request to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, the office returned it requesting further investigation, saying the prosecutor “will not be able to make a charging decision until the requested work has been completed.” Carpenter of course feels this is a good move. “Until criminal charges are issued, you can’t arrest anybody,” she said. She commended Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy for seeking more information and, in her opinion, “not rushing to judgment.”
Below is a video done by Dream Hampton on the night of the rally: