A black teenager was shot at by a white man after he knocked on his door and asked for directions.
Brennan Walker, 14, woke up late on Thursday morning and missed his bus to Rochester High School, Michigan. He tried to walk the bus route but he became lost.
Without his phone on him, he told WJBK that he saw a house with a ‘Neighborhood Watch’ sticker and knocked on the door to ask for directions.
‘She started yelling at me and she was like: “Why are you trying to break into my house?”‘ Walker told WJBK.
‘I was trying to explain to her that I was trying to get directions to Rochester High. And she kept yelling at me. Then [her husband] came downstairs, and he grabbed the gun, I saw it and started to run. And that’s when I heard the gunshot,’ he said.
Deputies were called to the home on the 2200 block of South Christian Hills Drive after a woman told 911 that her husband had chased a black male who tried to break in, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.
The release stated that Jeffrey Zeigler, 53, chased Walker with a 12-gauge shotgun and fired a round at him.
Zeigler was charged with assault with intent to murder and felony firearms violations. He is being held at the Oakland County Jail on a $50,000 bond.