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Renisha McBride – Autopsy And New Discoveries

RenishaMcBrideRenisha McBride, 19, was shot to death on November 2, 2013 by a homeowner in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. According to an autopsy released on Monday, McBride was shot in the face.

Assistant Medical Examiner Kilak Kesha ruled Renisha’s death a homicide, and documented findings that

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.  The wound tract passes through the soft tissue and bones of the face and entered the brain.  Associated with this injury were skull fractures and bleeding around the brain.  The would track was from front to back and right to left.  Multiple lead pellets and fragments or wad were recovered from the brain and retained. Read the rest of this entry

Once Again, a Black Person Is Shot and Killed While Looking for Help

RIP, Renisha McBride. Dearborn Heights, do the right thing and arrest the murderer.

The Fifth Column

There’s no rationale for this sort of behavior…

Gawker

Less than two months after Charlotte police shot and killed an unarmed man who was trying to find help after having a car accident, a woman is dead in Michigan under similar circumstances, shot in the head while reportedly searching for assistance late Friday night.

Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old from Detroit, is presumed to have been asking for help when she knocked on the door of a Dearborn Heights home at 2:30 A.M. on Saturday. McBride’s family says McBride had been in a car accident and her cellphone was dead.  Rather than offering shelter to McBride, however, the homeowner came out and shot her in the head with a shotgun. The buckshot entered McBride’s head from the back, according to statements from her aunt, as the girl had already turned to walk or run away from the home. Police reports…

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