George Zimmerman 911 Call: Wife Changes Her Story After Saying ‘He’s Gonna Shoot Us’

on September 09 2013 8:43 PM
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George Zimmerman and his estranged wife Shellie Zimmerman who called 911 on her husband and then recanted her story. Reuters

George Zimmerman’s estranged wife Shellie is not going to press charges, even though she called 911 on Monday and said Zimmerman had punched her father in the nose and was threatening to shoot them. It’s been nearly a week since Shellie revealed she had filed for divorce from Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin and was cleared of any crime.

Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watchman, sat in his car outside their home in Lake Mary with his hand on his gun while Shellie was on the phone with 911, she said in the emergency call that was released by TMZ. She said, he "punched my dad in the nose.”

"He's in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and keeps saying step closer ... and he's gonna shoot us." She added that "he's just threatening all of us with his firearm."

"I don't know what he's capable of. I'm really, really scared," she told the 911 operator. Toward the end of the call she said, "Dad, Dad, get inside the house. George might start shooting at us."

Police came to the scene, but Zimmerman wasn’t arrested, and despite her seemingly desperate call to 911, Shellie did not file any charges, the Washington Post wrote. Zimmerman was questioned and then police left.

“I know the 911 tape suggests that Shellie was saying something, but I think that was heightened emotions,” said Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara. “There may have been some pushing and touching. That happens a lot in divorce situations. ... Nobody was injured.”

Now Shellie changed her story, which is why no legal action is being taken against her estranged husband. “Domestic violence can’t be invoked because she has changed her story and says she didn’t see a firearm,” Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell said.  

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