The case has stirred controversy because McBride, who is black, was killed while seeking help following a car accident in a predominately white neighborhood in Dearborn Heights.
At 2:30 a.m. Saturday, McBride scampered from her car to a house where she knocked for help. The homeowner, whose name has not yet been released, opened the door with a shotgun. He said the gun accidentally went off.
McBride died on the front porch.
The case is under investigation by the Dearborn Heights Police Department.
Police seized the homeowner’s .12-gauge for analysis.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.