The homeowner’s attorney, Cheryl Carpenter, told The Detroit News that the man was awakened in the early hours by what sounded like “a person or persons” trying to get into his home. Carpenter said the shooting was justified but did not comment on reports that it was accidental.
She said she and her client “recognize it’s a tragedy and a 19-year-old woman died.”
“Let’s wait and not prejudice,” Carpenter said. “Nobody including the police, the prosecutor or the public has all the information yet.”