George Zimmerman Arrested: Trayvon Martin Shooter Handcuffed After Dispute With Girlfriend In Florida [MUG SHOT]

on November 18 2013 1:49 PM
George Zimmerman
George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom during a recess in his trial over the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Reuters

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UPDATE 5:12 p.m. EST: Zimmerman has been charged with assault and batter in connection with Monday's incident, according to the Associated Press. A spokesman for the Seminole County Sheriff's Office alleged Zimmerman pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend, CNN reported.

UPDATE 3:17 p.m. EST: According to TMZ, Zimmerman's girlfriend is pregnant, which would mean that any charges filed against him in connection with the domestic violence incident will be felonies.

UPDATE 3:01 p.m. EST: George Zimmerman's mug shot has been released: 

George Zimmerman George Zimmerman  Seminole County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE 2:09 p.m. EST: A gun may have been involved in the domestic violence incident, according to WFTV reporter Karla Ray.

UPDATE 2:03 p.m. EST: Zimmerman was arrested on a domestic violence charge, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Authorities haven't given any details of the incident, but said a 911 call and Zimmerman's arrest report will be released, according to WESH.

Original story:

George Zimmerman has been arrested Monday following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, authorities told Orlando television station WESH.

Zimmerman was arrested at an intersection in the Orlando suburb Apopka, Fla., and taken to the Seminole County Jail.

Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV reported that the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office was called to an Apopka residence, and also said Zimmerman was arrested.

The arrest isn't the first time Zimmerman's has had a run-in with the law since his acquittal on murder charges in the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. 

Authorities were called to the Lake Mary, Fla., house that Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, were renting in September after she complained that her husband threatened her and her father and smashed an iPad to hide evidence. Although the matter was investigated, no charges were filed. Meanwhile, Shellie Zimmerman, filed for divorce.

George Zimmerman was acquitted in July of murdering Trayvon in a case that ignited debates on race and racial profiling. Zimmerman successfully claimed self-defense in shooting and killing Martin, who was unarmed. The jury's acquittal deeply divided the country.

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