There is no dispute that Wafer shot McBride -- who was drunk and seeking help after a car crash -- through the screen of his front door in the early hours of Nov. 2. Wafer called 911 around 4:30 a.m. and said he had shot someone who was “banging on my door.” More than three hours earlier, McBride had crashed her car into a parked car in a residential neighborhood…You can be scared for your life at the banging on your door. No problem. You can grab your gun too. But you can't open your door put the gun in that person's face and pull the trigger. Opening the door mean's you ain't all that scared.
But Wayne County assistant prosecutor Danielle Hagaman-Clark said it's “ridiculous” to believe that Wafer was deeply afraid but still decided to open the door and fire instead of first calling the police. “He shoved that shotgun in her face and pulled the trigger,” Hagaman-Clark said.