Trial begins for man charged with shooting at Rochester Hills teen asking for directions

Posted at 11:56 AM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 23:18:42-04

A jury has been seated in the trial of a man charged with shooting at a teen in Rochester Hills who asked for him directions. The trial will begin at 1:15 p.m. Monday.

Jeff Zeigler, a former Lt. in the Detroit Fire Department, was arraigned on felony charges of being in possession of a firearm and assault with intent to murder. His bond was set at $50,000.

According to Assistant Prosecutor Kelly Collins, Zeigler has a previous weapons conviction from 2005.  

When 14-year-old Brennan Walker missed the bus and tried to walk to school Friday morning, he got lost after he couldn't remember the route. That's when Walker attempted to ask for directions at a nearby home.

Zeigler allegedly chased after Walker and fired a shot because he and his wife believed the 14-year-old was attempting to break into their home, according to a press release.