Sheriff: Good Samaritan shot to death helping stranded driver
CATAWBA, N.C. — A motorist shot and killed a good Samaritan who stopped to help him after his car slid off an icy North Carolina highway on Friday evening, according to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 5:20 p.m. Friday, a group of people stopped to help a motorist who slid off the road in Catawba. The group called the Sheriff’s Office for help, and when the driver of the car heard them calling law enforcement, he began shooting, authorities say.
The Samaritans ran, but one was shot. That’s when, according to the Sheriff’s Office, the driver, Marvin Lee, approached and continued firing on the downed victim.
According to the authorities Lee appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.