Hmm, George #Zimmerman bodyguard had security tape today, and they offered to police. That seems like an important detail.—
Toby David (@TobyDavid) September 09, 2013
More details are emerging from the domestic incident allegedly involving George Zimmerman and his estranged wife Monday. Twitter lit up earlier today with “early reports “that Zimmerman had been arrested for pointing a gun at his wife, but those reports turned out to be false — Zimmerman was not arrested, and no one’s quite sure what was going on with that gun, other than there was a firearm at the scene. Or maybe there wasn’t.
CNN Miami’s Kim Segal says police told her they did not find a gun anywhere on the scene.
MSN reports that Shellie Zimmerman told a 911 dispatcher that her husband had his hand on his gun as he sat in his car outside the home owned by her parents. However, Police Chief Steve Bracknell said that she later changed her story and said she never saw a firearm. She has also declined to file domestic violence charges, reports say.
Tonight, reports say that there was a bodyguard at the scene, and Zimmerman offered video from home security cameras to assist the police in their investigation.
Howard Kurtz? Wasn’t he the psychologist who diagnosed Zimmerman’s (alleged) violent outburst as part of his “downward spiral”? Yeah, that was him.
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Zimmerman’s brother Robert says his sources tell him there was no gun present at the scene, which matches CNN Miami’s report. Anderson Cooper, meanwhile, reports that Zimmerman’s lawyer says he was carrying a firearm but it was never shown. Whichever story turns out to be true, none corroborates Shellie Zimmerman’s initial claim on the 911 tape.
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MSNBC is reporting that no gun was involved in the incident:
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Deputy Police Chief Colin Morgan said officers did not recover a gun, and Bracknell said Shellie Zimmerman later dropped her claim that a gun was involved.
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