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George Zimmerman in police custody after gun-related incident

Published time: September 09, 2013 19:07
Edited time: September 10, 2013 07:47
George Zimmerman (Reuters / Gary W. Green)

George Zimmerman (Reuters / Gary W. Green)

George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin during an altercation in Florida almost two years ago, has been placed in police custody for reportedly threatening his wife with a firearm.

Central Florida’s WKMG News reports that Zimmerman was apprehended on Monday after police were dispatched to a Lake Mary, FL home to respond to a call involving an alleged threat. The Associated Press says that home belongs to Zimmerman’s father-in-law, and authorities were told that the former neighborhood watch volunteer threatened his wife with a gun.

Speaking to CNN, police said Zimmerman was in “investigative custody” following the incident.

Lake Mary police spokesman Zach Hudson told WKMG that officers are "trying to determine what exactly happened,” but preliminary reports suggest law enforcement apprehended Zimmerman after being called to investigate an altercation between two people. The network says the incident involved a threat and a gun, but failed to elaborate further.

The news comes only days after Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce, and less than two months after a jury acquitted her husband of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges brought by officials after the February 2012 death of Martin.

Comments (32)


Barb Miller 11.09.2013 23:05

If there's any justice,Zimmerman should wait in population until this is all cleared up.


Zina Antoaneta 11.09.2013 16:40

snookypoo 09.09.2013 20:46

@ Ruby Renae Don't worry once miss piggy gets a restraining order he will have to surrender his weapon & some unhinged media victim like yourself or wanna be new black panther will kill him.


Th at's an interested comment, snookypoo. So Zimmerman is a victim now? And his wife a pig? If we take into account gender differences the Zimmermans look similar in body build. And how is Ruby fitting into this scenario now? Don't put all your eggs in this basket, man, it may not be as sturdy as you think.


RichardD 11.09.2013 04:15

George Zimmerman had his nose broken by a hood, who knocked him down, and was on top of him beating the back of his head against the pavement, threatening and trying to kill him. So Mr. Zimmerman pulled out a 9mm and shot the guy once in the chest to get him off of him. And was subsequently aquitted of all charges in a court of law.

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