Zimmerman Aimed Shotgun at Me: Girlfriend

Trayvon Martin's killer arrested on domestic violence charges
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2013 12:55 PM CST
Updated Nov 18, 2013 4:40 PM CST

(Newser) – George Zimmerman is in police custody once again. He was arrested today on domestic violence charges after his girlfriend said he broke a table and pointed a shotgun at her in a dispute, WFTV reports. He then pushed her outside and barricaded the door, police deputies said. But Zimmerman removed the barricade for deputies and made no aggressive moves when they took him away. He faces a felony charge of aggravated assault with a weapon as well as criminal mischief and battery charges.

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The disturbance occurred at a residence in Apopka, about 24 miles from Sanford, where Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin. It's also where the Seminole County Jail is located; Zimmerman is being held there, the Orlando Sentinel reports, adding that his new girlfriend is "a 27-year-old blonde." TMZ reports that Zimmerman is in solitary confinement and officers are checking on him hourly. An interesting aside: The girlfriend's neighbor didn't recognize Zimmerman and thought he was a police officer. "I thought he was actually a cop, like an undercover cop," she said. "Very quiet, walked in and out." (Read more George Zimmerman stories.)

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