The attorney representing the family of a Detroit teenager who was shot and killed while apparently seeking help after a car accident says the girl was injured and may have wandered a Dearborn Heights neighborhood for as long as an hour before arriving on the porch of the man who shot her.
McBride, whose cell phone was apparently dead, “knocked on several doors and no one answered,” said Thurswell. The one man who did come to the door, apparently came armed with a shotgun. McBride was shot in the face and died on the man’s front porch.
Police have said the man, who has not been identified but is reportedly 54-years-old, told them he thought McBride was trying to break into his home and that the shotgun fired accidentally.
Thurswell said that McBride graduated from Southfield High School in 2012 and was working full-time at an auto plant and living at home with her mother at the time of her death.