Gunman Says He Shot At George Zimmerman In Self-Defense

Jessica Renae Buxbaum
George Zimmerman was shot in the face during a road rage dispute, the fourth violent incident since the death of Trayvon Martin.

George Zimmerman

The lawyer representing Matthew Apperson, a Florida man who shot George Zimmerman — who was accused and then acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin — in the face during a road rage incident on Monday has said his client acted in self-defense.

The investigation is still ongoing and neither man has been charged yet, but a 911 call revealed that Apperson felt he had to shoot at Zimmerman.

"A guy right here said he just had to shoot at someone through his window, so he wants the police to come," the caller said adding that Apperson said it was George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman and Apperson have been involved in a conflict since last year when Apperson called police to say he felt threatened by Zimmerman.

The rest of the audio has not been released to the public yet.

According to police, Zimmerman did not shoot but was shot at by the other driver. He was wounded but his injuries are minor. One witness, Ricardo Berrare, did not think his injuries were serious as he watched Zimmerman walked out of his truck to a nearby hospital.

"He walked normally into the ambulance, so he wasn't being helped or nothing," Berrare told WESH.

Zimmerman was acquitted in 2012 in the death of Martin, an unarmed black teenager. Since then, he has been arrested three times for domestic violence charges, but was not prosecuted because each victim withdrew the case. 

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