George Zimmerman Detained After ‘Gun Incident’ at In-Laws’ House

Published:2:49 pm EDT, September 9, 2013| Updated:12:26 pm EDT, September 10, 2013|
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George Zimmerman was detained by police this afternoon after a so-called gun incident at his in-laws' home in Lake Mary, Florida. He has been detained by Lake Mary police. One reporter indicated that the interaction involved Zimmerman attacking his soon-to-be ex-wife's father. Other reports say he also made threats with a hand on his gun. Lawyers from both sides later arrived on scene. They both allege the other to be the aggressor.

Shellie's 911 call has been released to the public. Listen to it here:

In the call, Shellie is heard distraught and audibly frightened. She describes George punching her father in the nose, smashing and stabbing her iPad, and putting his hand on his gun as he threatens them.

"I’m really really afraid. I don’t know what he’s capable of. I’m really, really scared," she said.

Here's what we know about the latest high-profile event involving the exonerated killer of Trayvon Martin.


1. Despite Claims He Threatened His Wife With a Gun, Zimmerman Is Not in Custody & Won't Be Charged

George Zimmerman was detained today in Central Florida after being involved in a gun incident involving his estranged wife's family. There were reports of "domestic battery." Lake Mary police spokesman Zach Hudson told reports that authorities are "trying to determine what exactly happened," according to ClickOrlando.

According to reports, Zimmerman threatened Shellie with a hand on his gun at her parents' home. Shellie's attorney Kelly Sims told ABC News, according to GlobalGrind, that "Zimmerman pulled a knife on her today after she discovered a firearm in the house they shared. He then pulled a gun on her and her father after a verbal altercation went bad."

Orlando Sentinel courts reporter Jeff Weiner spoke with Lake Mary police and was told that George Zimmerman is not in custody or detained, though the investigation continues.

ABC News reports that Shellie and her father will not press charges. Zimmerman has been released, but police have taken his gun.

Police Chief Steve Bracknell told TMZ he's baffled by Zimmerman's inability to stay out of the spotlight:

"The guy just can't stay out of the news. You'd think he'd get the heck out of Dodge.


2. Zimmerman May Have Attacked His Wife's Father

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George Zimmerman is reported to have attacked the father of his soon-to-be-ex-wife Shellie. Her parents are named David and Machelle Dean and they own the home where the incident took place.

Zimmerman's wife filed for divorce last week. She also appeared on TV and discussed their marriage in an interview. In the interview, Shellie spoke about how her husband had become selfish and felt invincible after he was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin.


3. The Event Took Place At Zimmerman's In-Laws' Home In Lake Mary, Florida


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The altercation took place on Sprucewood Road in Lake Mary, Florida, in a home owned by George Zimmerman's wife's parents.


4. Zimmerman Was Recently Seen Shopping for Guns

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Zimmerman was seen shopping for guns on August 22. He was shopping for a tactical shotgun, according to TMZ.

Zimmerman has also made headlines with his general lawlessness after being pulled over for multiple speeding infractions.


5. Zimmerman's Brother Has Warned The Public Not To Jump To Conclusions

Robert Zimmerman Jr., the brother of George Zimmerman has warned the public not to jump to conclusions about his brother's actions, citing his acquittal from the Trayvon Martin killing.

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