George Zimmerman, the man who was acquitted in 2013 of shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, was reportedly shot and wounded while driving on a road in Lake Mary, Fl, the city where Zimmerman lives.
According to WESH TV, officers at the scene said it appeared Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound. (Editor’s note: This information conflicts with a more recent report from TMZ. See below.)
“He walked normally into the ambulance, so he wasn’t being helped or nothing,” said witness Ricardo Berrare. Twitter user Stewart Moore posted this video.
— Stewart Moore (@Stewartmoore) May 11, 2015
Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell said the shooting may have been related to an “ongoing dispute” involving Zimmerman and another person. Helicopter footage showed a bullet hole in the passenger window of Zimmerman’s truck. Raw footage can be seen in the video below.
TMZ has spoken Zimmerman’s lawyer, Don West. They recounted the following:
[Zimmerman] believes he recognized the other driver as someone with whom he had a run in several months ago.
The lawyer says Zimmerman told him the other driver drove along side his client and fired into the driver’s side window.
The lawyer says Zimmerman was not struck by a bullet, but rather shattering glass.
Following Zimmerman’s acquittal in the Trayvon Martin shooting, Zimmerman was arrested on domestic violence allegations on two separate occasions. His girlfriend recanted her claims in both instances and he was never charged.