Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin Shooting - A Timeline (Vanity)
Posted on 03/31/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT by PhatHead
(This previously pulled thread re-posted with JimRob's permission.)
I assembled this timeline and map of relevant locations based on publicly available information. My estimates of walking time are based on Google Maps measurements of the distance, and I tried to estimate on the long side. Please feel free to check all of my sources.     
I think my methodology should be pretty obvious, so I will not bore you with those details. I did not include my source for the house where he was staying, even though it is publicly available information.
For events where there was a window of time where it could have occurred, my timeline only reflects one end of that window, but includes a note of explanation at the end. I take the girl's account at face value, and I tried not to insert any opinion at all into the timeline and map below. I will express a few deductions, conclusions and opinions in the comments below. My intent is only to focus people away from all the emotional issues and just look at these bare facts. The police, of course, have much more exact information at their disposal in the investigation.
|19:09:34||Zimmerman calls Sanford Police non-emergency number|
|* Near clubhouse, Martin is a 3 or 4 minute walk from home|
|19:11:41||Zimmerman: "He's running"|
|19:12:00||Martin calls GF: "This dude is following me"a|
|19:12:02||Operator: "We don't need you to do that"|
|Martin: "Don't want to run. I'll walk fast."|
|Martin decides to run.|
|Martin: "I lost the guy"|
|19:13:09||Zimmerman: "I don't know where this kid is."|
|19:13:27||Officer Timothy Smith dispatched|
|19:13:41||Zimmerman's call with police ends|
|Martin: "I see him again."|
|Martin: "What are you following me for?"|
|Zimmerman:"What are you doing here?"|
|19:16:00||Martin's call with girlfriend endsb|
|19:16:25||Zimmerman is already yelling for helpc|
|19:17:11||Officer Smith arrives at complex; is told about shot reports|
|19:18:10||Smith is outside back of building|
|Smith takes Zimmerman into custody|
|Officers perform CPR, then are joined by paramedics|
|19:30:00||Paramedic Brady pronounces Martin dead|
|* He is 200-250 feet from where Zimmerman parked truck during the call to police|
|* He is in nearly the same spot where Zimmerman lost sight of him on the call|
|* He is 300-350 feet from home|
a) The article states that the call began at 19:12, but this is almost certainly rounded off, and it could have begun in a 30-40 second window around this time. Maybe even a wider window.
b) As above. ABC News confirms call lasted 4 minutes, but this is likely rounded, as is the start time.
c) This is figured by subtracting the 45 seconds of screaming heard on Police Call #3 before the gunshot is heard. Zimmerman is already screaming before the call begins, so this does not represent the start of the fight or the start of his screaming - only the latest possible time that his screaming was heard.
d) Officer Smith was informed on arrival of reports that a shot had been fired. Assuming almost instantaneous relay of this information from the time the shot was heard, this is the absolute latest time it could have been fired, but it was likely earlier.
You can click through the map above and see it on Google Maps with the nearest 7-Eleven marked. We don’t actually know what store he may have gone to, or necessarily whether he went to any store at all. The police may know that.
The dad’s account was that Trayvon had been spending time with his (the elder Martin’s) nephew, who was twenty. The earliest source I could find regarding the 13-year-old was the account of the Martin lawyer, Benjamin Crump, who once said that the candy Martin had gone out to purchase was for 13-year-old Chad. Crump also alternately referred to Chad as Martin’s own brother, which he was not (Martin had no younger brother of his own.)
Again, the only reason I am skeptical of this version is that I can’t quite imagine that a kid sat waiting for his candy all evening long as emergency vehicles swarmed the neighborhood, and when dad got home, that would never come up. You know?
Where is the convenience store in relation to this?
Home? Did Mr. Martin live there? I thought he was visiting his girlfriend who lives there.
I’m just using “home” as a shorthand. The Martins were staying as guests with Brandy Green, the fiance of Tracy Martin (Trayvon’s father.)
We don't know what convenience store he went to. If you click through the map at the top of the thread, the nearest 7-Eleven is marked on it. It is about a 20 minute walk from the home where Martin was staying.
I read a news story that the police do not believe Trayvon paid for the Skittles or the Iced Tea. I assume that if that is true that they would say this because they may have viewed the store video and perhaps watched him walk out without paying.
Click through on the map above. The nearest 7-Eleven is marked. We don’t know what store he went to, but that’s the closest one.
There is just so much weird about this whole thing. TM actually went to the 7-11 in the rain for as brother Al said “IT and skillets”? The whole media hysteria thing always makes me think there is something big missing. Obviously it’s the truth that’s missing.
Well, that’s a Facebook screen grab, not Twitter, and it looks pretty fake to me.
My concerns are for all children of which Trayvon was one. If you are concerned about what happened to Trayvon Martin, you may be labelled a race baiter or a troll.
Skittles not skillets which would have armed Trayvon if he indeed had a skillet as you posted. I go to the gas station for Skittles myself cuz gas stations are closer than grocery stores. I am a conservative, white person who lives in a food desert. Gas stations have delis and are expanding their grocery depts. Suspicious of Skittles? That’s a new one on me. Skittles are delish.
Common ground is a beautiful thing. We've had cop and DA trouble before in Florida.
Floridians are not race baiters or racists but someone's sure trying to make us look like haters.
Al Sharpton called it “skillets” repeatedly in a broadcast.
I just read today that the first mention of Skittles and Tea came from the lawyer, some days or time after the fact.