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.

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.

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.

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Comments
  1. Don Boyne says:

    Wow, in Marine City a retired cop shoots at 3 teens he thought stole his cell phone, it feel on the floor of the car, and only got 2 years probation. Something is wrong here with the law.

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