Daily Mail Reports: George Zimmerman has suffered a gunshot wound during an altercation with another man in Florida, according to reports.
The former neighborhood watch officer, who was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2013, was seen walking to an ambulance following the incident in Lake Mary on Monday.
Police said his wound was only minor.
‘He walked normally into the ambulance, so he wasn’t being helped or nothing,’ witness Ricardo Berrare told WESH.
The shooting involved two men and happened on Lake Mary Boulevard, police told the channel. A bullet hole could be seen in the passenger window of the vehicle carrying Zimmerman.
The 31-year-old has repeatedly made headlines for altercations following his 2013 acquittal. In that case, he was accused of murdering Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old unarmed black teenager, in Sanford, Florida in February 2012, but he claimed he had acted in self defense.
The Department of Justice cleared him of Civil Rights violations in connection with youngster’s death earlier this year – and Zimmerman responded by saying he did not feel guilty for the killing.
‘Only in a true life-and-death scenario can you have mental clearness to know that you cannot feel guilty for surviving,’ he said in a video released by his law firm.
Since his acquittal, Zimmerman has been arrested several times by Lake Mary police.
In September 2013, his estranged wife, Shellie Zimmerman, called 911 and claimed he had attacked her father and threatened he with a gun. She decided to not press any charges.