Detroit

Woman Shot, Killed on Detroit Porch May Have Been Looking for Help

Speculation that homeowner may have mistaken her for intruder

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Police are investigating whether a 19-year-old Detroit woman who was shot and killed on the front porch of a home was simply looking for help after a car crash.

Relatives and friends held a vigil Wednesday for Renisha McBride, saying that's what led to her death in the overnight hours early Saturday.

"My niece didn't deserve to die like this. This is senseless," McBride's aunt Bernita Spinks told CNN affiliate WDIV. "… I just want justice for my niece, and peace."

Police, in a statement, said a woman was shot while on the porch. "The Dearborn Heights Police have identified the person who fired the shot and killed the woman," the statement said.