North Carolina Father Shot To Death After Helping Stranded Driver Whose Car Spun On Icy Road
A man saw a car spin out of control on an icy road and decided to help. Little did he know that the man he tried to help would end up being the person who took his life.
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Via Daily Mail:
A Good Samaritan was allegedly shot and killed by the very man he tried to help after he saw a car spin out on an icy North Carolina road on Friday afternoon.
Marvin Jacob Lee, 27, has been charged with the murder of Jefferson Heavner. Police said he struck Lee once and then stood over his body and shot him ‘numerous times’.
Heavner, 26, was among a group of people, including neighbors and a passing truck, who went to help when they saw a car spin out and become stuck on a Catawba County road around 5.20pm.
The group then decided to call police for assistance when Lee became belligerent, according to Sheriff Coy Reid.
‘They thought he was drunk or on dope and said “Let’s just call the law and let them deal with it'”, Reid told The Charlotte Observer.
When Lee heard them calling the police he took out an automatic pistol and began shooting at the group, who tried to run away, authorities said.
Police said Lee returned to his car, which was still stuck, after he struck Lee once and then shot him again multiple times.
Officers arrived on the scene and demanded Lee to get out of the car. When he didn’t, a SWAT team arrived and found that he was passed out, according to Reid.
Lee woke up as he was being physically pulled out of the car by SWAT members and tried to resist, Reid said.