George Zimmerman in Custody After Domestic Incident with a Gun
WKMG news is reporting that George Zimmerman, who in July was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin, has been taken into custody in Lake Mary, Florida, after "an incident involving a gun with another person."
Police say they were called to a Sprucewood Road residence to investigate an argument that involved a gun and a threat. Zimmerman's mother in law, Machelle Dean, lives on Sprucewood Road, but it is unclear if the argument took place at her home. Jeff Weiner of the Orlando Sentinel reports that police have confirmed that Zimmerman is in custody for a "possible domestic battery."
This incident comes just days after Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, filed for divorce. In an interview with Good Morning America, Shellie said that George has a serious temper and was verbally abusive to her.
Update 1: This post's headline was updated to note that Zimmerman is only in police custody, not jail.
Update 2: Shellie Zimmerman's attorney gave additional details to ABC News:
Her attorney told ABC News that George 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, according to attorney Kelly Sims.
Update 3: Orlando's Fox 35 is now reporting that there was no weapon involved in the incident, which contradicts Shellie Zimmerman's attorney's account:
Lake Mary Police say a weapon was present during the Zimmerman incident but NOT involved. #FOX35— Jorge K Gonzalez (@jorgekgonzalez) September 9, 2013
Update 4: Lake Mary police say George Zimmerman is in "investigative detention," which is a temporary detention while they find out if there is cause to arrest him.
Update 5: If you'd like to watch the incident live, go here. George Zimmerman is currently standing beneath some trees talking to officers.
Update 6: Shellie Zimmerman says George threatened her and her family but she is declining to press charges. A police spokesperson reportedly said Zimmerman is free to go.
Update 7: Police told CBS News that Shellie Zimmerman is now saying she did not see a gun during the confrontation, which, if true, would contradict her 911 call.
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