Man who shot at teen is convicted of assault
A white retired firefighter has been convicted of assault for shooting at a black teenager who came to his suburban Detroit home for directions.
Jeffrey Zeigler was charged with attempted murder, but Oakland County jurors on Friday convicted him of the lesser assault charge and a gun crime.
Brennan Walker, 14, told police he missed a school bus on April 12 and knocked on Zeigler’s door in Rochester Hills after getting lost while walking. Brennan said he ran away after seeing a man inside the house grab a gun. The teen heard a gunshot but was not hurt.
Zeigler testified that he woke up to his wife’s screams. He says she believed that someone was trying to break into their home.
Home video showed Zeigler, 53, raising a shotgun twice before firing toward Brennan.
Shawn Rychcik and his son Ajay, 11, ride the State Fair Flyer on opening day of the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh. The fair’s opening was scheduled for Thursday, but festivities were delayed to Friday because of high winds and heavy rains from Tropical Storm Michael.