Man Charged in Shooting Death of Good Samaritan Due in Court
(ABC News) — A man accused of shooting a Good Samaritan who stopped to help when the suspect’s car slid off an icy North Carolina road is due in court today.
Marvin Lee was arrested Friday after allegedly killing Jefferson Heavner, 26, outside of Charlotte, police said.
The local sheriff said that Lee’s car slid off a road and some people, including Heavner, stopped to help.
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said that the group believed that there was something wrong with the man, so they said they were going to call the police.
The 27-year-old suspect then jumped out of the car with a pistol and allegedly opened fire, Reid said.
“He shoots and hits one of them,” Reid said, adding that the victim fell to the ground.
After that “he walks over and fires multiple shots into him,” Reid added.
ABC affiliate WSOC reports that police and SWAT officers arrived on the scene and had a stand-off with Lee that lasted for several hours.
Lee has been charged with murder and is scheduled to appear in court today. It was unclear if Lee had retained an attorney.