A Michigan man who shot dead an elderly pro-life recruiter claims she had an argument with his wife and the shooting was an “accident”.

The Michigan man who shot and killed an elderly pro-life recruiter claimed that she had an argument with his wife at the time and that the shooting was an accident.

The incident happened on September 20 at a home near Lake Odessa in Michigan.

The 83-year-old Right to Life volunteer said she was peacefully walking away from the house when she was shot in the back.

The 74-year-old Richard Harvey and his wife Sharon Harvey report very differently. she said WOOD TV that the woman got into a fight with Sharon Harvey over abortion and refused to leave her property when asked.

Richard Harvey claims that when he came and saw the woman arguing with his wife, he grabbed his .22 caliber rifle.

“It was getting louder and louder. My husband was in the barn and heard it,” Sharon Harvey claimed.

“I’m in the barn. I hear some screams,” Richard Harvey said.

The woman spoke to people in the neighborhood to persuade them to vote against Proposal 3, a motion to keep abortion legal in Michigan after the pivotal move Dobbs decision overturned Roe v. calf.

Richard Harvey said he fired a warning shot into a pine tree when he saw the senior pro-life volunteer.

“She’s still ranting and raving and she’s got this clipboard. She’s waving it around,” he claimed.

“I think she’ll hit Sharon with it. So without thinking, I went to knock it off with the rifle and my finger was still in the trigger guard. It went off and hit her,” he added.

The victim told investigators she was stunned by the shot that went through her shoulder. She said she got in her car and drove to the police, fearing she would be shot again.

Michigan State Police are still investigating the matter, and the Ionia County Attorney told WOOD their office would wait until the police report is ready before deciding whether to file charges.

A spokesman for Right to Life of Michigan sentenced the incident.

“No one should fear violence while peacefully exercising their constitutionally protected right to freedom of expression,” said Ann Visser. “This 84-year-old woman is hardly imposing, she is about 1.50 meters tall. The notion that shooting this woman is even excusable is a dangerous claim for Americans across the country who are peacefully courting door-to-door.”

Harvey was asked if he thought he could be charged.

“It’s always possible,” he said. “I shot someone. It was an accident.”

Here is a local news report on the incident:

Man who shot Right to Life volunteer: ‘It was an accident’


https://www.theblaze.com/news/prolife-shooting-michigan A Michigan man who shot dead an elderly pro-life recruiter claims she had an argument with his wife and the shooting was an “accident”.

Laura Coffey

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