UPDATE: 11:38 P.M. EST, 11/14/2013
Renisha McBride’s toxicology results reveal that the 19-year-old had a blood-alcohol level of .218 — more than twice the legal limit, reports CBS News.
Gerald Thurswell, the attorney representing McBride’s family, said the results shouldn’t affect whether or not Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy decides to bring charges against the 54-year-old homeowner who killed the teen.
“The bottom line in this whole case is that he was in his house, the door is locked, he has a phone,” said Thurswell of the man, who has yet to be identified.” All he had to do was call 911. Maybe she would have been arrested because she was drunk – but she’d be alive.”
Worthy is scheduled to hold a press conference Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. to address the case.
UPDATE: 9:55 A.M. EST, 11/12/13
Renisha McBride’s death was ruled a homicide by the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.
“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,” reads the report by Assistant Medical Examiner Kilak Kesha.
According to the report, the bullet entered McBride’s face and passed through to her brain where “multiple lead pellets” were removed.
Family members initially believed that she was shot in the back of the head.
Dearborn Heights Police still have not revealed the identity of the McBride’s shooter, A 54-year-old White man, nor has he been arrested.
Read complete autopsy report at the Detroit News.
Community leaders and activists held a protest in front of the Dearborn Heights Police headquarters on Thursday, November 7 to demand justice for Renisha McBride, the 19-year-old Detroit resident who was shot in the face after seeking help following a car accident.
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Spearheaded by Detroit activist Yusef Shakur and Detroit native dream hampton, the predominately Black crowd called the shooting a case of racial profiling.
“This is about being black in America. I’m here tonight because black life matters,” said Shakur. “We’re here for justice. Black people deserve the same treatment as white people.”
As previously reported by HelloBeautiful, on Saturday, Nov. 2, at approximately 2:30 a.m, McBride knocked on the door of a home, hoping for assistance. Instead, she got a gunshot wound to the head.
“He shot her in the head … for what? For knocking on his door,” said McBride’s aunt, Bernita 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.”
Contrary to reports and the family’s insistence that McBride was shot in the back of the head, Lt. James Serwatowski insists that she was shot in the face.
“This man’s claiming – believed the girl was breaking into the home. And he’s also saying the gun discharged accidentally,” Lt. James Serwatowski, chief detective, said today.
“This girl was not shot in the back of the head while leaving the porch,” Serwatowski said “I don’t know where the family is getting this. She was shot in the front of the face, near the mouth.”
According to the Detroit Free Press, the homeowner who killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride claims that his gun “accidentally” discharged. Police have still refused to reveal his identity and he has not been charged with a crime.
Watch hampton’s video on Renisha McBride below:
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