A Florida man was arrested Friday on charges of attacking George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, Reuters reports.
Matthew Apperson was charged with aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon, as well as with firing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle, the Lake Mary Police Department said in a statement, Reuters reports.
The shooting occurred Monday on a bustling road in the Orlando suburb and left Zimmerman slightly injured from shards of flying glass after he was shot at through his car window, police say.
“After conducting numerous interviews throughout the week, detectives determined that Mr. Apperson did intentionally fire his weapon into the vehicle occupied by George Zimmerman without provocation,” the police said in a statement, Reuters reports.
But lawyers for Zimmerman and Apperson have provided different accounts of what happened, the report says.
Apperson’s lawyer, Mark NeJame, told Reuters that Zimmerman brandished a gun, provoking Apperson to fire his weapon. Zimmerman’s attorney, Don West, said the shooting was unprovoked.
It was Zimmerman’s latest brush with law enforcement since his acquittal in Trayvon’s shooting, which Zimmerman argued was self-defense.
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