Catawba County, North Carolina: Man Fatally Shot by Driver He Attempted to Help
Marvin Jacob Lee, 27, charged with fatally shooting a Good Samaritan who attempted to help him (Source: Catawba County Sheriff's Office)

Catawba County, North Carolina: Man Fatally Shot by Driver He Attempted to Help


CATAWBA, N.C. – A good Samaritan, who stopped to help a driver who spun out on ice, was fatally shot by the driver in Catawba County.


According to the Catawba County Sheriff, a driver spun out on ice along Mathis Church Road Friday night. Neighbors who overheard the wreck, went out to check on the incident.

The driver of a truck came up on the incident and pulled over the help the driver, later identified as 27-year-old Marvin Jacob Lee, of Claremont.

According to the sheriff, Lee was acting odd and belligerent. The neighbors and good Samaritan were talking about calling police when Lee apparently overheard them, jumped out of the car and shot the good Samaritan.

When the good Samaritan fell to the ground, Lee fired several more shots. According to the Sheriff, the good Samaritan died from the injuries.

When deputies arrived at the scene, Lee reportedly refused to get out of the car.

An armored car was called to the scene and deputies had to approach the vehicle with shields before Lee would get out of the car.

When he was taken into custody, the sheriff says Lee still had the pistol on him.

Lee was arrested and charged with murder. The name of the good Samaritan has not been released.

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