A North Carolina man is charged with killing a motorist who stopped to help after the suspect’s car slid off an ice-covered road.
Jail records show 27-year-old Marvin Jacob Lee of Claremont, North Carolina, was at the Catawba County jail Saturday on a murder charge pending a court appearance Monday. A jail spokeswoman said no attorney was listed as representing him. A sheriff’s office spokesman did not return calls seeking details of Friday’s shooting.
Multiple media organizations reported Lee had run off an icy road when a passing truck with three men stopped to help him around nightfall Friday.
Sheriff Coy Reid said Lee became agitated and the men called police to come help.
As they called, Lee took started shooting at them with an automatic pistol. The good guys were fleeing when a bullet struck the victim, who fell.
Reid said Lee walked to the man, stood over him and shot him “numerous times.”
Lee returned to his car, as deputies arrived. When Lee refused orders to exit his vehicle, deputies called a SWAT team, which pulled their armored truck up to Lee’s car and discovered that Lee had passed out.
As SWAT members pulled Lee from his car, he awoke and struggled to resist, Reid said.