Good Samaritan Shot, Killed While Helping Stranded Driver

CATAWBA COUNTY, NC — A good Samaritan is shot and killed while trying to help a driver who spun out on icy roads.

According to Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid, the driver got stuck on Mathis Church Road just after 5pm Friday.

He says the good Samaritan mentioned calling the police when the driver started acting odd. That’s when the man opened fire.

The good Samaritan has been identified as 26-year-old Jefferson Heavner.

Marvin Lee has been arrested and charged with murder.