Theodore Wafer said he was defending himself when he opened his front door and shot a 19-year-old in the face.
The 24-year-old man who shot and killed a teenager at the Cinco de Mayo Parade in Detroit last month won’t be charged because he was acting in self-defense, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced today.
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A reasonable person would have feared for his life and therefore been justified in pulling the trigger, attorney says.
Theodore Hall Wafer told police his 12-gauge shotgun accidentally discharged when he mistook McBride for an intruder.
It’s unclear if McBride’s blood-alcohol level of .218% will change anything about the case.
The 54-year-old shooter told police he “accidentally” shot McBride, who is 5 foot 4, in the face with a shotgun because he thought she was an intruder.
Renisha McBride, 19, was in a car crash and seeking help when she knocked on the man’s door at 2:30 a.m. last week.
The case has stirred controversy because the victim, who is black, was shot while seeking help in a predominately white neighborhood.