Monday, May 11, 2015

George Zimmerman wounded in shooting incident in Florida: reports

BARBARA  LISTON May 11th 2015 
George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida, suffered a minor wound after being shot at in a road-rage incident on Monday, media reports said.

Zimmerman did not fire a gun in the incident, the Orlando Sentinel reported, citing a statement by police in Lake Mary, Florida, a suburb of Orlando where the incident occurred.
An attorney for Zimmerman said a bullet missed his head but he was hit by broken glass from the vehicle, according to WESH. The television station also said a bullet hole could be seen in the passenger window of Zimmerman's vehicle.

Police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett said the shooting was under investigation but did not provide details.
Police said it appeared to be a "road-rage incident," according to the FOX 35 television station in Orlando. WESH-TV in Orlando said Zimmerman's injury was minor.

Zimmerman was released from a hospital with a facial wound, the Orlando Sentinel said.

Zimmerman, 31, a former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, an incident that prompted civil rights rallies and drew international attention to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law.
Earlier this year, federal prosecutors decided not to press civil rights charges against him.

Zimmerman has had several brushes with the law since his 2013 acquittal on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the Martin shooting, which he said was in self-defense.
Zimmerman was arrested in January in connection with a domestic dispute, accused of throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend. Prosecutors later dropped the charges after she recanted.

He was arrested in November 2013 after allegedly pointing a gun at a different girlfriend during an argument. Those charges were later dropped after the woman withdrew her complaint.
Zimmerman also has drawn the attention of authorities over accusations that he had threatened his then-estranged wife.
In another incident, he was accused of threatening to kill a man in a road-rage incident and he has been stopped for speeding in Texas and Florida.


  1. Well,well ,well, I see old George is beginning to feel the heat and know how it feels to be on the other side of the gun .
    I am back Witchy , I never missed a post , but I do miss your sassy talk . I know Grand Poopa is your husband's dad , who is Mr. Humble , that guy (cat) is laid back and have some great opinions.
    Everyone here sure likes his style , he did some interesting posts on the other blogs , he said he was just filling in , The Genie was sick and you was working I think or out of town .
    It's good you ladies have someone to fill the gaps when something come up .
    Boy am I glad to be back .
    Ardis Whittin

  2. Howdy Ardis,
    So glad you are back , we missed you .
    GZ is going to get a taste of his own medicine , I for one is happy to see he's asking for help , always knew he was a bully and a coward . Hahahaha !

    So glad you stayed with us , that means a lot . Yeah , Grand-poppa is my mam's daddy , he do interesting posts and has opinions of his own , he will give them to you without you asking .
    Now Mr. Humble is my hubby and the cat's meow ... sometime he can be an jacka** if you get my drift ... but I will keep him , he followers orders good sometime when and if he wants to , but he is a laid back cat .
    Yes we are proud of them both , Grand-poppa has two ... Mr . Humble fills in on topics we have posted .
    Ardis , it's a pleasure to have you and your wife help us .
    We are glad you are back .
    Later gator