Florida resident George Zimmerman, the man responsible for teenager Trayvon Martin‘s death, is reportedly in recovery mode after being injured in a shooting Monday (May 11).
According to reports, the shooting went down in Central Florida and Zimmerman suffered a minor injury.
Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell said it appeared Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound, WESH in Orlando reported. A lawyer for Zimmmerman, however, told the Associated Press that the bullet missed Zimmerman, who was hit with glass from his windshield. Zimmerman was treated at a hospital and released. (USA Today)
The Lake Mary police department broke the shooting news across social media Monday.
#zimmerman LMPD has responding to a shooting involving George Zimmerman. More information to follow
— Lake Mary PD (@LakeMaryPD) May 11, 2015
Back in February, slain teenager Trayvon Martin’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin visited the White House to meet President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
“Today, on the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, showing all of our kids, all of them, every single day, that their lives matter, that’s part of our task,” President Obama said. “Where we are today didn’t come easy. It came through thick and thin.” (TIME)
The federal civil rights investigation into Martin’s shocking 2012 death came to an end in February with no charges being filed against shooter George Zimmerman.
“The death of Trayvon Martin was a devastating tragedy. It shook an entire community, drew the attention of millions across the nation, and sparked a painful but necessary dialogue throughout the country,” said Attorney General Eric Holder in a statement. “Though a comprehensive investigation found that the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot be met under the circumstances here, this young man’s premature death necessitates that we continue the dialogue and be unafraid of confronting the issues and tensions his passing brought to the surface. We, as a nation, must take concrete steps to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.” (MSNBC)