George Zimmerman has been involved in another shooting incident in Lake Mary, Florida, on Monday afternoon.
Zimmerman has suffered a minor gunshot wound, according to Lake Mary police.
Zimmerman was hit in the face with glass and debris after being involved in an incident with a man named Matthew Apperson. According to Mary Lake Police Department Zimmerman was not the shooter this time around.
“He walked normally into the ambulance, so he wasn’t being helped or nothing,” said witness Ricardo Berrare. “They actually backed up the ambulance next to his driver side so he could walk into the door.”
Chopper 2 video showed a bullet hole in the passenger window of the vehicle Zimmerman was in.
“The officer was talking to him through the back window because the other one had a hole in it. It was all shattered,” Berrare said.
Kenneth Cornell, who works at the nearby Cyrus Diagnostic Imaging, said Apperson ran up to him about 1 p.m. saying he had just shot George Zimmerman.
Cornell said he called 911 and handed the phone over to Apperson.
“He said it was a road rage incident, that they were driving down the street and George pulled a gun on him,” Cornell said.
Lake Mary police said Zimmerman and Apperson have an ongoing dispute and were involved in an altercation in September, when Apperson accused Zimmerman of trying to kill him while on the road. Both men are waiting for legal counsel before speaking with police.
“Law enforcement will do their job. They’ll decide what charges to file. I’m confident George will not be charged. It doesn’t surprise me this fellow would say George waived a gun or did something. He’s in a lot of trouble. That’s a very serious crime,” said Don West, Zimmerman’s attorney.
“At this time, we have not determined how or why the incident and altercation began,” Gillette said.
Gillette wouldn’t say whether Apperson, who is being represented by Mark Nejame, claimed self-defense.
Police plan to release Apperson’s 911 call Tuesday, but they do not plan to release body camera footage from responding officers at this time, Gillette said.
No other injuries were reported.
In January, Zimmerman was accused of assault by his girlfriend, but no charges were filed after she recanted her allegation.
He was also arrested in November 2013 on domestic violence allegations after his girlfriend called police. His girlfriend later recanted her story, and charges were never filed.
Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2013.
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