Brennan Walker is the black teen who Jeffrey Zeigler shot at after Walker knocked on his door for directions. The 14-year-old missed the bus and then got lost on his way to school. He decided to knock on Zeigler’s door for help but then a woman started yelling and asked him why he was trying to break into her house.
Jeffrey Zeigler Came Downstairs And Shot At Brennan
The incident occurred in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Brennan explains that he saw a man come down the stair of the house and grab a gun. Walker started running and then heard gunshots. The Root reports that the man missed and once Walker was far away from the house, he broke down and started crying.
Jeffrey Zeigler Is A Retired Firefighter
The Daily Beast reports that Zeigler is a 53-year-old retired firefighter. He has been charged with assault with intent to murder. He chased Walker into the yard before shooting at him. In 2006, Zeigler was charged with felony assault and sentenced to one year of probation.
BREAKING: Ret. firefighter Jeffrey Ziegler charged with assault with intent to murder and felony firearm for shooting at teen who knocked on his door to ask for directions.
— Jessica Dupnack (@JDupnackFOX2) April 13, 2018
Brennan’s Mom Took His Phone
The Shade Room explains that Brennan’s mom took his phone, so he was unable to use it to find his way home. Walker will never have his phone taken away again! The following tweet reveals that a reporter told Brennan’s mom “Your son almost became a hashtag.”
Renisha McBride died like this. In a way, so did Jonathan Ferrell. Now, Brennan Walker knocks on a neighbor's door asking for directions and is nearly killed by a homeowner who shot at him. "Your son almost became a hashtag," a reporter told Brennan's mom. https://t.co/Pcr4wTgU2s
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) April 13, 2018
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