Transcript for White man found guilty of assault after firing at lost black teen
The other headline, a case making national headlines. Explosive trial in a Detroit suburb. A homeowner firing a shotgun at a black teenager who had missed the bus and was going to ask for directions. What the jury has decided. Reporter: A home security camera in suburban Detroit capturing the harrowing moment 14-year-old Brennan walker knocked on a stranger's door for help. A woman answers, and seconds later, her husband emerges with a shot gun in hand and opens fire, walker running for his life. She thought I was trying to break into her house. I was trying to explain to her that I wanted to get directions to go to my school. Reporter: Prosecutors say homeowner Jeffrey Ziegler intended to kill walker. We find the defendant guilty. Reporter: A Michigan jury today convicting him of assault. The teen had missed the bus that day and was lost. I saw a black person standing at my door. And I screamed at him and I asked him what he was doing there. He tells me he's going to school. Reporter: Ziegler's wife says he was opening the screen door. Her husband says he never meant to aim at walker. I wanted to fire more up in the air, more towards my shoulder, and I didn't get the chance to because like I said, it was slippery, and I didn't have a good grip on the gun. Reporter: Prosecutors say he acted deliberately. If he didn't intend to hunt him, he would have stayed in his house. He would have waited for the deputies. Alex Perez with us here tonight. And the homeowner is facing a possibility of prison time? That's right. He is set to be sentenced next month and could face up to 12 years behind bars. The teenager, he was not injured in the shooting. David? Alex Perez with us tonight, thank you.
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