renisha mcbride

*After Theodore Wafer was convicted of second-degree murder and manslaughter Thursday in Detroit for the shooting death of Renisha McBride, The Associated Press tweeted the verdict to its followers – but framed it in a way that did not sit well with the African American contingent on Twitter.

McBride, 19, had been in an accident just before she appeared on Wafer’s porch in a Detroit suburb and banged on his door at 4:30 a.m. She was injured, intoxicated, unarmed and potentially looking for help. She died when Wafer shot her in the face through his locked screen door.

Here’s how the AP tweeted news of the verdict:

MORE: Suburban Detroit homeowner convicted of second-degree murder for killing woman who showed up drunk on porch: 
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 7, 2014

Offended by the emphasis on McBride’s alcohol level, Black Twitter showed up…and showed out.

The hashtag “#APHeadlines” was born, mocking the news organization with misguided headlines it would’ve similarly used to describe atrocities throughout history.

The AP eventually tweeted a new update, removing the reference to McBride’s intoxication…

But it was too late. #APHeadlines was already off and running.