Zimmerman questioned by police for allegedly threatening wife with gun

By Arturo Garcia
Monday, September 9, 2013 15:20 EDT
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George Zimmerman (Fox News/ screen grab)
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Police in Lake Mary, Florida, questioned George Zimmerman Monday afternoon after being notified by his wife that he was allegedly threatening her and her father with a gun.

WKMG-TV reported that police were called to the home of Shellie Zimmerman’s parents, David and Machelle Dean, and were investigating the incident.

Shellie Zimmerman’s lawyer announced on Thursday that she had filed for divorce, and she told ABC News in an interview that he had been behaving recklessly since being found not guilty of murder in July 2013 after shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012.

“I have a selfish husband,” Shellie Zimmerman told ABC. “And I think George is all about George.”

[Image via Fox News]

Update, 4:07 p.m. EST: This story has been edited to reflect Zimmerman being questioned by police, rather than arrested.

WKMG also posted audio from Shellie Zimmmerman’s 911 call, in which she tells the dispatcher, “He’s just threatning all of us” and that George Zimmerman punched her father in the nose.

“I don’t know what he’s capable of at this point,” Shellie Zimmerman tells the dispatcher. “I’m really scared.”

Update, 4:29 p.m. EST: The Orlando Sentinel reported on Twitter that Shellie Zimmerman and her father will not press charges against George Zimmerman.

“We have no victim, no crime,” Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell told the Sentinel.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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