George Zimmerman survives after gun attack

Police say former watch volunteer who killed unarmed black teeneger in 2012 shot, survived minor wound

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Florida police department said George Zimmerman, who acquitted from killing an unarmed black teenager in 2012, wounded after being shot by an unidentified man on Monday.

The ex-police officer Zimmerman has faced several encounters with the law since his black teeneger shooting trail in 2013, according to police.

Police said Zimmerman suffered minor wound after the shooting, which took place on a roadway in Lake Mary, Florida, while sitting in his car.

The cause of the incident was not immediately known, according to police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett, saying there was another man involved who called authorities to report the incident.

Zimmerman’s attorney said his client was lucky because a bullet missed his head and broke glass of the vehicle, which caused his minor wound.

31-year-old Zimmerman was a volunteer Florida neighbourhood watch until he killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teeneger. He, then, was acquitted of second-degree murder charge in the shooting.

Zimmerman has a lengthy criminal record, especially after Martin shooting, including involvement in quarrels, threatening girlfriend pointing a gun, and also threatened his then-estranged wife.

He was also was accused of threatening to kill a man in a road-rage incident, and has been stopped for speeding in Texas and Florida.


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