Monday, May 11, 2015

George Zimmerman Shot in Face

George Zimmerman, who as acquitted of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin in 2013, was involved in a shooting incident at around 12:45pm Monday in Lake Mary, Florida. According to police, George was shot in the face during a confrontation with a male driver. They said the injury appears to be minor. “He walked normally into the ambulance, so he wasn’t being helped or nothing,” eyewitness Ricardo Berrare told WESH. "They actually backed up the ambulance next to his driver side so he could walk into the door." Video from the scene showed a single bullet hole (pictured, below) in the passenger window the pick-up truck George was in. "The officer was talking to him through the back window because the other one had a hole in it. It was all shattered," Ricardo said. Police say they believe the shooting was related to an "ongoing dispute" involving George and another person.

UPDATE: Police believe the shooter is Matthew Apperson of Winter Springs, Florida. He and George were involved in a road-rage incident last September. In that incident, George allegedly threatened to shoot Matthew after he pulled up beside him. Matthew called 911 and told the dispatcher "George Zimmerman was the driver, and they were threatening to kick my [expletive] and to shoot me." He didn't press charges and George was not arrested. As for today's incident, police clarified that George was not shot in the face. Instead, he suffered some kind of facial wound, possibly from flying glass or some other type of debris. (His lawyer has confirmed this and said George has been released from the hospital.) No charges have been filed.

source: WFTV
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