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Detroit-Area Man Who Shot At Black Teen Asking For Directions Charged

Jeffery Zeigler (left) of Michigan, was charged with shooting at Brennan Walker (right) on Thursday in Rochester Hills, Michigan. (OAKLAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE)


Detroit-Area Man Who Shot At Black Teen Asking For Directions Charged

A former Detroit firefighter who shot at a 14-year-old boy who knocked on his door looking for directions has been charged.

According to the NY Daily News, 53-year-old Jeffery Zeigler was arraigned on Friday on charges including assault with intent to murder and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Zeigler was arrested Thursday after a woman told 911 her husband had chased a black male who tried to break in. Oakland County sheriff’s deputies later learned that Zeigler had shot at 14-year-old Brennan Walker.

Walker, who did not have a cellphone at the time because he was on punishment, told WJBK-TV that he was trying to explain to the woman that he needed directions to Rochester High School after missing the bus. He was trying to find a shortcut to school and went through nearby neighborhoods after getting lost.

Walker said he went to one house first and was given directions by a homeowner, but got lost again. It was the second house he went to where Zeigler me him with the gun.

“I feel so bad for this mom and young man and am incredibly angry at this disturbing event in our county, state and country, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Boucard wrote in a post on Facebook. “We will seek all applicable charges. There is no world where this is acceptable.”

Associate Editor. All Black Media


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