Protesters Call for Justice after Porch Killing

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) -- Protesters and civil rights groups are calling for justice after a suburban Detroit homeowner fatally shot a woman on the porch of his home.

No charges have been filed after authorities said 19-year-old Renisha McBride was killed by a shotgun blast to the face early Saturday in Dearborn Heights. Police say the man told them he thought someone was trying to break into his home and accidentally discharged the gun.

McBride's family says she likely approached the home to seek help after getting into a car accident nearby.

A vigil was held Wednesday at the home. The Detroit Free Press reports about 50 people rallied Thursday outside the police department.

The homeowner hasn't been named by police. His lawyer Cheryl Carpenter tells The Detroit News the shooting was "justified."

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus