Man who shot at George Zimmerman’s truck charged with assault, battery

LAKE MARY, Fla. – Police in central Florida say they’ve arrested a man who shot at George Zimmerman during a confrontation earlier this week.

Lake Mary police said in a news release Friday that Matthew Apperson has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and firing a missile into an occupied conveyance. Apperson turned himself in Friday evening.

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Zimmerman’s attorney has said the former neighbourhood watch volunteer had recently moved to another state but came back to the Orlando suburb for Mother’s Day. He was driving to a doctor’s appointment Monday when detectives say Apperson intentionally fired his gun into Zimmerman’s truck without provocation.

Apperson’s attorney has said his client fired in self-defence.

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Zimmerman suffered minor injuries from flying glass and debris.

Police say they have recovered two guns from Apperson and one from Zimmerman.