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Police: George Zimmerman didn't have gun during domestic dispute

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Updated: 9/10/2013 1:03 pm
LAKE MARY, Fla. (WFTV) -- New details have been released about a domestic dispute that happened at Shellie Zimmerman's parent's home Monday involving her estranged husband, George Zimmerman.

Zach Hudson of the Lake Mary Police Department said during a news conference Tuesday that the confrontation was between George and Shellie's father, and that there was no gun involved.

"As of right now, the gun is not part of the equation," Hudson said.

No injuries were reported, and no one is pressing charges, police said.

While there, all parties signed a document wishing not to prosecute, though domestic battery charges could still be filed against either George or Shellie Zimmerman, police said.

In the state of Florida, authorities have the right to prosecute if they believe one or two married parties got physical.

"The father is out of play," Hudson said. "It will be either George or Shellie, if charges are pressed."

Hudson said that body cameras on two officers who were at the scene were not working.

Shellie allegedly recorded video during the dispute on her iPad. Police said they are investigating that claim.

Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, said the dispute between George and Shellie Zimmerman at her father's Sprucewood Road house in Lake Mary was the result of heightened emotions from their ongoing divorce.

Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell said Shellie Zimmerman called police shortly after 2 p.m. Monday about a domestic disturbance at the home.

In the 911 call obtained by Eyewitness News, Shellie Zimmerman told 911 dispatchers that her husband pulled a gun on her and her father after a verbal altercation.

Earlier this year, George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a gated Sanford community.

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iondaprize - 9/11/2013 2:17 PM
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O’MARA: He acted appropriately. He never took the weapon out. The only thing he really did, which is what he told the police, was on the outside of his shirt, he made sure the gun wasn’t moving anywhere and didn’t do anything because Mr. Dean [Zimmerman's father-in-law] was sort of coming at him, that can sort of be seen in the video. COOPER: So he had the gun actually on his person, not like in the glove box of his car? O’MARA: That’s correct

iondaprize - 9/10/2013 11:29 PM
0 Votes There are marks. The video is on that link as well as video of Zimmerman smashing the Ipad. O'Mara says the gun was in the vehicle. The police say they didn't search the vehicle. Their good friends the Donnellys spill their guts on his abnormal behavior and cheating on Shelly.

hiswheel - 9/10/2013 6:09 PM
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She seems to be fascinated with the media attention, they seem to be unable to focus on important issues. I mean...if there was no gun...why say there was? More hype. Thank you for printing the truth this time round.

Realchange - 9/10/2013 2:48 PM
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She called authorities told them he had hit her father in the nose. He was brandishing his weapon as well. They show up no marks on anyone and no gun. She keeps saying he's loose cannon but she is the one keeps getting caught in lies.

c9bcrewman - 9/10/2013 2:41 PM
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she is on a vendetta. nasty women she is.

Fred Thompson - 9/10/2013 1:26 PM
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Leave this man alone to his personal life! This "CELEBRITYISM MESS has to stop and focus on storys that TRULY MATTER!!

RCook - 9/10/2013 1:25 PM
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She knew what to say to get the police there. No matter where or what this man does for the rest of his life, he will never be "free".
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