Theodore Wafer, the Dearborn Heights homeowner who shot and killed Renisha McBride is now being charged with 2nd degree murder, manslaughter and firearms possession during the attempted commission of a felony or commission of a felony, Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Friday.
On Nov. 2, Renisha McBride crashed her car in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. She left the scene to go search for help after she realized her phone battery died. When she arrived at Theodore Wafer’s house, she was shot and killed by Mr. Wafer’s shotgun.
Wafer says that McBride was attempting to break in his house. Wafer also says the shooting was accidental.
Dispatcher reports say Wafer called after he shot McBride, but hung up.
Toxicology reports show that McBride had a 0.218 blood-alcohol level, much higher than Michigan’s legal driving limit of 0.08.
Worthy also said there was no evidence of forced entry.
There is no evidence of forced entry into the home. Our evidence shows she knocked on the locked screen door.
Below is prosecutor Worthy’s press conference.
For more on the events leading up to this announcement, please go here.