Leaked Police Video Shows Zimmerman After Shooting

George Zimmerman says he killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense after being attacked. A police video from the night of the incident shows him without visible blood or bruises.

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George Zimmerman and police officer (ABC News)

George Zimmerman has said that he shot unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin in self-defense after Trayvon punched him in the nose, knocked him down and slammed his head into the ground. In a grainy police surveillance video obtained by ABC News that shows Zimmerman on the night he shot and killed Martin, none of the injuries you might expect from such an attack are visible.

ABC News reports:

The surveillance video, which was obtained exclusively by ABC News, shows Zimmerman arriving in a police cruiser. As he exits the car, his hands are cuffed behind his back. Zimmerman is frisked and then led down a series of hallways, still cuffed.

Zimmerman, 28, is wearing a red and black fleece and his face and head are cleanly shaven. He appears well built, hardly the portly young man depicted in a 2005 mug shot that until a two days ago was the single image the media had of Zimmerman.

The initial police report noted that Zimmerman was bleeding from the back of the head and nose, and after medical attention it was decided that he was in good enough condition to travel in a police cruiser to the Sanford, Fla., police station for questioning.

His lawyer later insisted that Zimmerman's nose had been broken in his scuffle with 17-year-old Martin.

In the video an officer is seen pausing to look at the back of Zimmerman's head, but no abrasions or blood can be seen in the video and he did not check into the emergency room following the police questioning.

Still, Zimmerman's father maintains that his 28-year-old son was attacked by 17-year-old Trayvon. Robert Zimmerman said on Fox Orlando Wednesday evening that Trayvon told George Zimmerman, "You're gonna die now or you're gonna die tonight."

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