George Zimmerman — who was acquitted in the February 2012 death of Trayvon Martin — was involved in another shooting today, May 11, authorities in Lake Mary, Fla., say.
An eyewitness named Kenneth Cornell, who is an employee at a nearby business, said he was working when a man shouted, “I shot George Zimmerman, call 911. I don’t have a phone.”
George, seen here on trial, received notoriety for his role in the death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Zimmerman's attorney tells the Associated Press the former neighborhood watch volunteer suffered a minor gunshot wound, but is not seriously injured.
“His injuries would be considered minor,” said his attorney, Don West. “The bullet missed his head. I think it broke a window and lodged in his vehicle.”
Since he was acquitted, George has had a number of run-ins with the law. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
According to CNN, Cornell alleges the man who shot the 31-year-old said he and Zimmerman have had three disputes in the past.
West says his client thinks he knows who is responsible for the shooting and is continuing to cooperate with authorities.
The death of Trayvon Martin sparked outrage and protest. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Zimmerman rose to prominence after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, 17, while acting as a volunteer member of his community’s neighborhood watch. He maintained he was acting in self-defense under Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground statute.
He was charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, but was later acquitted by a jury in July 2013.
Zimmerman’s legal team and relatives celebrate after he was found not guilty. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Since then, he has had several run-ins with the law. In July 2013, just weeks after the acquittal, he was pulled over for speeding and was issued a warning after an officer noticed a firearm in his glove department.
The following November, he was charged with aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence battery and criminal mischief after an alleged altercation with his then-girlfriend, though she asked for the charges to be dropped.
George Zimmerman appears in court in November 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In September 2014, he was named by police for allegedly threatening another driver in an act of road rage. According to the other driver, Zimmerman said, “Do you know who I am? I’ll [expletive] kill you.” He fled before authorities arrived, but the other driver failed to press charges.
Most recently, in January of this year, he was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon after allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his ex-girlfriend.
The charges were later dropped.