Man charged in Detroit-area woman’s shooting death

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Renisha McBride, 19, a Detroit woman who was shot and killed on the front porch of a home.

MICHIGAN — A Michigan man who claimed he accidentally shot and killed a 19-year-old woman he thought was trying to break into his Dearborn Heights home this month will be charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Friday.

Lawyers for the woman’s family claim the 19-year-old, Renisha McBride, was looking for help after she was in a car crash on November 2. Dearborn Heights is a suburb of Detroit.

The report from the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office said McBride’s alcohol level was 0.218 percent. The legal limit for drivers in Michigan is 0.08 percent.