“I know the family is anxious to see this man charged, but the prosecutor’s office is telling us they want a lot more information before they make a decision,” Serwatowski said.
The detective confirmed that McBride had wrecked her car and left the crash scene, but he said several hours passed between the time of the crash and the shooting.
Serwatowski declined to say what police believe McBride was doing just prior to the shooting.
State police are analyzing the homeowner’s .12-gauge shotgun as community members organize a rally outside the Dearborn Heights police department.
McBride was black and Dearborn Heights is a predominantly white neighborhood.
“Black life is not valued in America, not worthy, not respected,” said Detroit activist Yusef Shaker, who’s helping to organize the demonstration. “Here was a woman who was seeking help from potential danger and her life was taken … It’s a Trayvon Martin case all over again.”
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