Unacceptable on every level

In more racism news – a boy gets lost on his way to school so he knocks on a door to ask for directions – and gets shot at.

When 14-year-old Brennan Walker missed his bus Thursday morning, he decided to walk to his high school in Rochester Hills, Michigan. But he got lost, so he knocked on a door hoping to get directions. Instead, he ended up running for his life as a man allegedly fired his gun at the black teenager.

Jeff Ziegler, a 53-year-old retired firefighter, was arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder and a felony charge of possessing a firearm for allegedly shooting at Brennan.

Authorities on Thursday responded to a 911 call from a woman who said that a black male was trying to break into her house and that her husband had chased him into the yard, according to an incident report from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies located Brennan down the street from the woman’s house. The teen told authorities that he had missed his bus to Rochester High School and was walking to the campus when he got lost.

He knocked on a resident’s door to ask for directions. However, according to authorities, the woman who opened the door believed Walker was trying to break into her house and rob her.

Her husband, Ziegler, then chased after Brennan with a 12-gauge shotgun and allegedly fired a round towards the teen as he was running away.

As he was running away. You don’t get to execute people even if they were in fact trying to break into your house. You don’t get to shoot people as they are running away.

Plus he wasn’t doing that anyway. He was a kid asking for help from an adult.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard called the incident “unacceptable on every level.”

“It is just absurd that this happened,” Bouchard told Fox 2 News. “I feel terrible for the young man; I feel terrible for the mom and the anxiety that they had to go through. We are going to ask for every charge permissible for this guy, who stepped up and fired a shotgun because someone knocked on his door.”

A spokesperson for Rochester Community Schools told BuzzFeed News that officials are “deeply disturbed and horrified” by the incident and “working to support the student and the student’s family.”

It’s disturbing and horrifying.

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