- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Good Samaritan was shot and killed Friday in North Carolina by the very man he was trying to help. 

The suspect, Marvin Jacob Lee’s car spun out an the icy road in Bandys around 5:20 p.m. when some people who were passing by stopped to help him, Catawba County Sheriff Roy Reid told the Charlotte Observer. 

The situation took a turn for the worst when Mr. Lee, 27, allegedly became belligerent toward the victim, Jefferson Heavner, 26 and several neighbors who came out of nearby homes. 

“They thought he was drunk and said, ‘let’s just call the law and let them deal with it,’” Mr. Reid said. 

Then, Mr. Lee allegedly took out a gun and opened fire. The Samaritans ran, but a bullet struck Heavner and he fell to the ground. 

Mr. Reid said Mr. Lee walked to the man, stood over him and shot him “numerous times,” according to the Observer. 

Mr. Lee then returned to his car and refused to surrender when deputies arrived. Police called in a SWAT team with an armored vehicle. 

“They saw that he was passed out,” Mr. Reid said.

The SWAT team physically pulled Mr. Lee out of the car and placed him in custody. 

He was being held at the Catawba County Jail on a murder charge. 

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