Skip to comments.Gun that killed Florida teen was fired once not twice by crime watch volunteer
Posted on 03/20/2012 7:08:27 PM PDT by marktwainEdited on 03/20/2012 7:21:16 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
SANFORD, Fla. — The handgun that killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old, was fired once — not twice — by a neighborhood crime watch volunteer, according to new information obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.
Police found a single shell casing at the scene, and when they seized George Zimmerman’s handgun, a Kel Tel 9 mm, its magazine was full, according to a source close to the investigation. The only bullet missing was the one in the chamber, the source said.
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How much do you have to shoot a kid in Florida before you run afoul of the law?
You really can't take lawyers very seriously these days.
I’ve been watching this and I’m thinking this may have been a “good” shoot at least from the legal standpoint. On the 911 tape you can hear yells and a single shot.
Sounds to me like the kid was warned and kept coming.
How could the magazine be full? If the trigger was pulled and the round fired, the slide would have cycled another round into the chamber. Thus, the magazine would have one less round and the chamber would be loaded again.
Leftist reporters have no brains.
Sounds like Zimmerman was trigger happy and I denounce that. Now will these same people trying to inflame public reaction also publicly denounce the black boys who pour gasoline on Allen Goin and set him on fire? Oh, that’s right. It was black on white crime and that is so common that it doesn’t even generate a second look.
The zimmerman case is unique because white on black crime is rare.
Yes, I saw that too. But they say they only found one casing at the scene.
A pretty nasty situation all the way around.
We are getting lots of speculation and info from the Martin side, almost no reporting on info from the Zimmerman side.
This could either be the police not willing to release Zimmerman's statements as they do an investigation, or the MSM simply not willing to give out Zimmerman's side, or there just being way more resources being focused to come up with alternate scenarios than what Zimmerman said.
I see almost no reporting of what Zimmerman said happened.
My question too. Cannot be right as described. Reports of the guy having a broken nose and scalp cuts requiring stitches indicate a righteous shoot but I’m not yet convinced.
The involvement of the civil rights community makes a fair trial pretty darn hard. How come they get unfettered access to the press while the defendant (to be) gets no such accomodation? Strikes me as racist. Tawana Brawley (sp?) anyone...
WTF is a Kel Tel 9 mm a typo or sloppy reporting ?
Stirring up the mob.
Inciting race hatred.
Get the outrage flowing.
They don’t really need the practice, but they want to make sure they’ve got all the moves down as we get closer to November.
I thought I heard today on the radio that the Justice Department was getting involved in the investigation. No surprise there.
he’s not white. he’s hispanic.
That must be one of those “As-Seen-On-TV” guns (K-Tel).
on his (Zimmerman’s) call to the dispatcher he said he was ‘following’ the kid and the dispatcher told him NOT to. He did it anyhow. He was the threatening one by skulking after the kid.
Zimmerman is a wannabe stud hero. He needs to prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Funny that was my first thought my second was how do i get that song one tin solider rides again song out of my head
You would have to shoot him after he is no longer a threat to you.
The media is assuming that because Trayvon Martin was 17 and had no obvious weapon, that he could not have been a threat.
That Zimmerman was bleeding from the face and the back of the head shows that Trayvon was a threat.
What is being debated is who started the physical altercation?
Both Martin and Zimmerman had a legal right to be where the altercation took place.
That would be with a Kel Tec semi-auto. However, per the article, the handgun was "a Kel Tel 9 mm." Such a rare breed may be a lever action, for all I know :-)
In this case, however, the shooter had to make his weapon safe after the incident. This calls for unloading. This results in one extra round that is ejected. Where are you likely to put it if the round and the magazine are both on the ground in front of you?
I have little doubt Zimmerman has a lawyer who - - correctly - - told Zimmerman to keep his mouth shut. The teen's family lawyer is angling for a jackpot, and for the Zimmerman side to offer any statements or information at all at this point would be stupid.