PONTIAC (AP) — A white retired firefighter has been sentenced to at least four years in prison for shooting at a black teenager who came to his Rochester Hills home asking for directions to school.
Jeffrey Zeigler apologized before he was sentenced Tuesday in Oakland County court. A jury convicted him last month of assault and a gun crime.READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: Will Your Next Relief Payment Be $1,400?
Fourteen-year-old Brennan Walker wasn’t hurt. He told police he missed a school bus on April 12 and knocked on Zeigler’s door in Rochester Hills after getting lost. He ran after seeing a man inside the house grab a gun.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 1,526 New COVID-19 Cases, 37 Deaths Friday
The 53-year-old Zeigler says he woke up to his wife’s screams and that she believed someone was trying to break into their home.
He’ll be eligible for parole after four years.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Are Relief Payments Bad For The Economy?
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