George Zimmerman Suffers Facial Injury In Florida Shooting

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May 11, 2015 1:57 p.m.
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George Zimmerman sustained a facial injury in a shooting incident Monday afternoon near Lake Mary, Florida, according to the Lake Mary Police Department.

Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell told The Orlando Sentinel that Zimmerman was shot at by another individual who was previously known to him. But the shooting may not be a road rage incident as police initially believed, Bracknell said.

Authorities had told local TV station WFTV that Zimmerman was shot in the face during a confrontation with another driver. Bracknell had also previously told WESH that the shooting may have been related to an “ongoing dispute” between Zimmerman and another person.

Zimmerman’s attorney, Don West, told WESH that Zimmerman was injured by glass from his car’s windshield when a bullet missed his head. Zimmerman has since been released from the hospital, West said.


Image via CNN.

Since Zimmerman fatally shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in February 2012, the former neighborhood watch volunteer has had a steady stream of run-ins with law enforcement, including speeding incidents and domestic violence disputes.

This post has been updated.

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