George Zimmerman’s Brother: Monday’s Shooting Was Attempted Assassination
Robert Zimmerman, brother of George Zimmerman, released a statement on the shooting yesterday that injured his brother George.
Robert called the shooter an “assassin.”
#BREAKING: George Zimmerman's brother releases text statement to WFTV: "But for the assassin's poor aim, our brother would lie slain."
— Ryan Hughes – WFTV (@RHughesWFTV) May 12, 2015
On Monday Robert Zimmerman said the reported “road rage” incident was attempted murder.
— Robert Zimmerman JR (@rzimmermanjr) May 12, 2015
The shooter Matthew Apperson told bystanders, “I shot George Zimmerman,” after the shooting.
The Daily Mail reported:
The man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman on Monday may use Florida’s infamous ‘stand your ground defense’, after claiming he feared for his life.
In what would represent a staggeringly ironic turnaround for Zimmerman, Matthew Apperson will say that Zimmerman pulled a gun first during the incident which unfolded in Lake Mary.
Apperson’s bullet missed Zimmerman, who was acquitted in 2013 of murdering Trayvon Martin, but his windshield was shattered and he suffered cuts to the face, his attorney said.
Zimmerman was treated for minor injuries in hospital and the violent run-in comes eight months after Apperson told police that Zimmerman had threatened him with a gun during a road rage incident.
George Zimmerman “absolutely denied” waving or displaying his gun before shooting.