Police Haven’t Arrested The Man Who Allegedly Shot At George Zimmerman

Lake Mary Police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett updates reporters on a shooting incident that left George Zimmerman with minor injuries on May 11, 2015.
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May 11, 2015 4:37 p.m.
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Police in Lake Mary, Florida said Monday afternoon that they haven’t arrested the man who allegedly shot at George Zimmerman earlier in the day.

Lake Mary Police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett said in a news conference that the agency received a 911 call at about 1 p.m. ET from a third party on behalf of Matthew Apperson, a white male who said he was just involved in a shooting with Zimmerman.

Zimmerman simultaneously flagged down a police officer to report that he had been involved in a shooting, Gillett said. She confirmed that Zimmerman did not appear to have fired any shots and was released from a local hospital following treatment for minor injuries. She refused to say whether Zimmerman had been armed.

In response to a question from a reporter, Gillett confirmed that Apperson was the same person involved in an alleged confrontation with Zimmerman in September. Apperson told Lake Mary police at the time that a man he believed was Zimmerman pulled up next to him in a truck and said “Do you know who I am?” before threatening to kill him.

Gillett said that no arrests had been made at the time of the press conference. Police also hadn’t determined how or why the confrontation occurred and were awaiting both Zimmermans’ and Apperson’s counsel in order to interview them, she said.

“We cannot determine at this time whether charges can be filed for either party,” Gillett said.

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