Good Samaritan Tries To Help Stranded Driver, Gets Shot To Death

| by Brendan Kelly
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A Good Samaritan was shot and killed after attempting to help a motorist who became stuck in the snow off an icy highway, according to North Carolina police.

A group of three pulled over to help when they spotted a car that had slid off the road into the snow in Catawba, North Carolina, at around 5:30 p.m., reported NBC News.

According to Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid, the driver of the stranded vehicle, later identified as Marvin Lee, was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reported NBC News. When the group discovered this, they decided to call the police to handle the situation.

Lee heard the three discussing their decision and reportedly got out of his car and fired shots at them, Reid said.

Two of the three were able to run away from Lee, but the third was hit by a bullet and fell to the ground. Lee approached the victim and fired several additional shots. According to police, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene, reported NBC News.

Lee tried to flee the scene, but his car was stuck in the snow, according to ABC News.

The shooter refused to leave his car when police arrived, so a special tactics unit with an armored car was called to the scene.

Lee was removed from his car by the special tactics unit and taken into custody. According to Reid, he will be charged for homicide, reported NBC News.

Sources: ABC NewsNBC News / Photo credit: NBC News