More on Trayvon shooting
Story here. The evidence seems to fit together, and is strong for a "good shoot." Zimmerman tells police that he wasn't the aggressor, that Trayvon knocked him down and was pounding his head against the sidewalk, and that he cried out for help. Police found Zimmerman bleeding from wounds to the back of his head, and eyewitnesses heard him calling for help before he fired.
"Zimmerman told them he lost sight of Trayvon and was walking back to his SUV when Trayvon approached him from the left rear, and they exchanged words.
Trayvon asked Zimmerman if he had a problem. Zimmerman said no and reached for his cell phone, he told police.
Trayvon then said, "Well, you do now" or something similar and punched Zimmerman in the nose.
Zimmerman fell to the ground and Trayvon got on top of him and began slamming his head into the sidewalk, he told police.
Zimmerman began yelling for help.
Several witnesses heard those cries, and there's been a dispute about from whom they came: Zimmerman or Trayvon.
Lawyers for Trayvon's family say it was Trayvon, but police say their evidence indicates it was Zimmerman.
One witnesses, who has since talked to local television news reporters, told police he saw Zimmerman on the ground with Trayvon on top, pounding him and was unequivocal that it was Zimmerman who was crying for help.
Zimmerman then shot Trayvon once in the chest from very close range, according to authorities.
When police arrived less than two minutes later, Zimmerman was bleeding from the nose, had a swollen lip and had bloody lacerations to the back of his head."
Impeccable timing, since only yesterday Chuck Schuer called for Dept of Justice to investigate FlA's self defense laws, and Donna Bazile proclaimed “The problem with the law is that – ‘Stand Your Ground’ is that you often end up in the ground, in the case of an innocent person like Trayvon Martin," and Jesse Jackson predicted "that the protests will continue to multiply in number and that the ranks of protestors will swell until Zimmerman is arrested.