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Details Emerge In Shooting Death Of Woman Seeking Help

Source: Elisha Anderson and Gina Damron, Detroit Free Press / USA Today

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. — It was shortly before 1 a.m. Nov. 2 and Renisha McBride was involved in an accident with a parked vehicle in Detroit.

More than two hours later and six blocks away, she was shot in the face by a man who told police he thought someone was breaking into his Dearborn Heights home. The 54-year-old homeowner, according to police, said his 12-gauge shotgun discharged accidentally.

What happened during the hours between the accident and McBride’s death on the front porch of a home on West Outer Drive remains a mystery. New details surfaced in the controversial case Monday, raising more questions about the 19-year-old’s death.

Her family has said they believe McBride, who is black, went up to the house seeking help after the accident and was racially profiled.

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