George Zimmerman was shot in the face by a motorist, according to CNN. The man who shot Zimmerman in the face is the same man who has had ongoing disputes with Zimmerman.
Police in Lake Mary, Florida, said both men involved in the incident have not been interviewed by the police. This will happen in the presence of their attorneys. The details about what led to the shooting have not been revealed because the investigation is in its early stages, and no arrests have been made or charges filed.
Lake Mary police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett confirmed that Matthew Apperson is the man who shot Zimmerman in the face. Apperson is also the same man who called the police on Zimmerman last year because he felt threatened by Zimmerman.
USA Today reported that Zimmerman flagged down a Lake Mary police officer shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday. He indicated that he had been shot in the face. In the meantime, someone called 911 for Apperson because he did not have a phone. Apperson wanted to report that he was the one who shot Zimmerman in the face. Zimmerman was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and then released.
Zimmerman recognized Apperson as being the same person he has been having problems with several months ago.
“The bullet went through Zimmerman’s side window and almost hit him in the head. Zimmerman was hit by glass from the window.”
Apperson admitted he was the one who shot Zimmerman in the face. He said he and Zimmerman have had three disputes. This time, Zimmerman waved a gun, and Apperson shot at him.
Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. He was acquitted, but he has been in trouble with the law several times since then. Zimmerman was pulled over for speeding in northern Texas in July, 2013. Even though he had a firearm in the car, he was given a warning and sent on his way.
In November of that same year, police took him into custody after an apparent fight with his girlfriend in Apopka, Florida. He was arrested on aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence battery and criminal mischief, but Zimmerman was not prosecuted because the woman dropped the charges.
In January of this year, Zimmerman was arrested on another domestic violence complaint after he allegedly threw a wine bottle at a girlfriend. She later recanted, and charges were never filed.
Isn’t it amazing that the former 31-year-old Neighborhood Watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin has been in trouble with the law so many different times since then?
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