George Zimmerman Detained, Police Investigating 'Possible Domestic Battery'

UPDATE: 5:00 p.m.-- Lake Mary police chief, Steve Bracknell told The Huffington Post Shellie Zimmerman, called Lake Mary Police around 2:10 p.m. to report that her estranged husband had threatened her and her family with a gun and battered her father. Bracknell said George Zimmerman was detained at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.


George Zimmerman has been detained in Central Florida after an incident involving a gun, and police are investigating "possible domestic battery," according to Orlando Sentinel reporter Jeff Weiner.

According to WKMG, Lake Mary police were called to a house on Sprucewood Road Monday afternoon after Zimmerman was reportedly involved in an altercation with his estranged wife, Shellie Zimmerman's, family.

The Associated Press reports that Shellie Zimmerman called police saying George Zimmerman threatened her father with a gun.

According to Weiner, he threatened Shellie Zimmerman's father with his hand on his gun:

The Lake Mary Police Department told The Huffington Post that the investigation is ongoing and will have additional details shortly.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

Additional reporting by Jermaine Spradley.

AP's story below:

ORLANDO, Fla. — George Zimmerman's wife has called police to her father's house, saying the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of murder threatened her with a gun.

Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell says Shellie Zimmerman called police shortly after 2 p.m. Monday.

Bracknell says Zimmerman hasn't been arrested and officers are at the house trying to determine what happened.

Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce last week.

In the divorce petition, Shellie Zimmerman says she and her husband separated a month after Zimmerman was acquitted of any crime for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin last July.

Zimmerman's acquittal led to protests nationwide.



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