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Trayvon Martin Shooter Told Cops Teenager Went For His Gun
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch crime captain who shotdead 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, originally told police in a writtenstatement that Martin knocked him down with a punch to the nose,repeatedly slammed his head on the ground and tried to take his gun, apolice source told ABC News.Zimmerman had claimed he had called police about Martin, whom hefound suspicious, then went back to his car when Martin attacked him,punching him.The new information is the most complete version yet of whatZimmerman claims happened on the night of Feb. 26 when he shot andkilled the teenager.In addition, an eyewitness, 13-year-old Austin Brown, told police he saw a man fitting Zimmerman's description lying on the grass moaning andcrying for help just seconds before he heard the gunshot that killedMartin.The initial police report noted that Zimmerman was bleeding from the back of the head and nose, and aftermedical attention it was decided that he was in goodenough condition to travel in a police cruiser to theSanford, Fla., police station for questioning. He was notarrested.Martin's girlfriend had said in a recording obtainedexclusively by ABC News that she heard Martin ask Zimmerman "why are your following me, and then theman asked, what are you doing around here." She then
Trayvon Martin, 17, was fatally shot by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman.
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