Original Case Details
This case garnered national attention when it first occurred. It involves a 55-year-old retired firefighter, who shot at a lost teenager who had stopped at his house to ask for directions. The teenager was black, and the man was white. The man, Jeffrey Zeigler, was convicted by jury of assault with intent to do great bodily harm as well as felony firearm for shooting at the teenager as he ran away from the house. Luckily, the teenager was not shot in the incident. Surveillance video from Zeigler’s home showed the teenager running away at the time the shots were fired. Zeigler was sentenced to 2-10 years in prison for the assault charge as well as an additional two years for the felony firearm conviction.