A Black teen in Michigan stopped to ask for directions after missing his school bus — and a local resident responded by shooting at him with a shotgun, he said.
Brennan Walker told Click on Detroit that he overslept on Thursday, and that his phone had been taken away by his mother. He said he was merely trying to get to Rochester High School in Rochester Hills.
“I knocked on the door, stepped back, knocked, stepped back and then a lady came downstairs yelling at me,” Brennan told the station. “She asked me, ‘Why are you trying to break into my house?’ and I told her, no, I was just looking for directions to Rochester High.”
Brennan said a man came downstairs with a shotgun and he started running: “I turned back and saw him aiming at me,” he told Click on Detroit.
The man fired at least one shot. The shot was delayed because he forgot to take the safety off, according to reports.
Brennan, who is 14, said that he kept running and later hid, according to Fox 2. He would later cry.
“That’s just completely unacceptable on every level,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard told the station. “I don’t know how you would justify it, but it certainly doesn’t pass the muster.”