Matthew Apperson charged with shooting at George Zimmerman

Matthew Apperson charged with shooting at George Zimmerman (Image 1)

Matthew Apperson has been charged with shooting at George Zimmerman. Apperson is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and firing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle.

The two were involved in the altercation on Monday.

“After conducting numerous interviews throughout the week, detectives determined that Mr. Apperson did intentionally fire his weapon into the vehicle occupied by George Zimmerman without provocation,” Lake Mary Police said.

Apperson turned himself in Friday evening.

“(Zimmerman) was headed to the doctor’s appointment when he noticed this fellow behind him flashing lights and honking the horn and such. And as he got ready to make a U-turn, this fellow kind of stuck his head out, and George recognized him,” Zimmerman’s attorney Don West said after the incident.

The two men were involved in a previous altercation.

Last September, Apperson said Zimmerman threatened to kill him, asking “Do you know who I am?” during a road confrontation in their vehicles. Apperson decided not to pursue charges, and police officers were unable to move forward without a car tag identified or witnesses. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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