George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of second-degree murder in the shooting of African American teen Trayvon Martin, has reportedly been involved in another shooting. This time, however, it sounds like he was on the other side of the gun.
Details on the reported shooting of George Zimmerman
Police have confirmed that Zimmerman was injured in a shooting in Florida. WTSP reports that Lake Mary, Fla. police confirmed that George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting. Police Chief Steve Bracknell told WESH-TV that the shooting was linked to a road rage incident. The TV station also reports that the shooting could have had something to do with a dispute between Zimmerman and another person that was ongoing.
Officers on the scene said Zimmerman had suffered a minor gunshot wound and that he walked “normally” without help to the ambulance. According to WESH-TV, video showed a bullet hole in the window of the passenger side window of the vehicle Zimmerman was riding in.
WFTV reported that George Zimmerman had been shot in the face. That report has not been confirmed with police sources, however. WFTV is the only news source reporting that he had been shot in the face, although the television station also referred to the injury as “minor.”
George Zimmerman still on police radar
Since making national news in 2012 in connection with the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman has had additional run-ins with police in Lake Mary, Fla. Shellie Zimmerman, his estranged wife, called 911 in September 2013 to say he was threatening her with a gun and that he had punched her father.
Two months later, police arrested Zimmerman again after a domestic dispute in which he allegedly pointed a gun at his girlfriend Samantha Scheibe and pushed her out of her home. This past September, a driver had reported a case of road rage in which Zimmerman had allegedly threatened to kill him after the two had a confrontation. It’s unclear whether this last incident is the one police were referring when they mentioned the road range and the “ongoing dispute” between Zimmerman and another person.