George Zimmerman Shot at—by Guy He Threatened Last Year?

Matthew Apperson described as other person involved in shooting
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2015 1:10 PM CDT
Updated May 11, 2015 4:10 PM CDT
George Zimmerman Shot in Fla. Incident
This Jan. 10, 2015 booking file photo provided by the Seminole County Public Affairs shows George Zimmerman.   (AP Photo/Seminole County Public Affairs, File)

George Zimmerman is embroiled in another shooting: Police in Lake Mary, Fla., say he was part of a shooting incident this afternoon. Details are scant, but though WESH initially reported Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound, police say Zimmerman was only sprayed with glass and debris that hit his windshield, and he's been released from hospital. "His injuries would be considered minor," Zimmerman's attorney tells the AP. "The bullet missed his head. I think it broke a window and lodged in his vehicle." Police have identified the other person involved as Matthew Apperson, who reportedly clashed with Zimmerman in a road-rage incident last year, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Apperson is said to be cooperating with authorities.

Last September, Zimmerman allegedly pulled up next to Apperson's vehicle and threatened to shoot him. "George Zimmerman was the driver, and they were threatening to kick my [expletive] and to shoot me," Apperson told the 911 dispatcher. Police say Apperson declined to press charges at the time, and Zimmerman wasn't arrested. Today, Zimmerman flagged down a cop and described the latest incident. (TMZ has a photo of the bullet hole in the passenger window of Zimmerman's truck.) Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, has also been accused of assault by his girlfriend twice, but charges were never filed in either case. (More George Zimmerman stories.)

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