On Thursday, Matthew Apperson got charged with second degree attempted murder in a shooting that happened last month involving George Zimmerman. State Attorney Phil Archer said:
“Our law enforcement community and the State Attorney’s Office works vigorously to ensure people may travel our busy streets, going about their business, without fear. Every resident and visitor to Seminole County deserves this freedom.”
Apperson’s attorney Michael LaFay told CNN:
“My reaction to these charges is a pronounced shrug. I’ve reviewed the charges and they don’t change the facts. The prosecutors have put their heads together and tried to contemplate what could be the most serious charges, but that doesn’t really change anything. This is a case of self-defense.”
Apperson also has charges against him for shooting into an occupied vehicle and aggravated assault with with a firearm. Supposedly on May 11th he shot at Zimmerman on May 11 while driving down a street in Lake Mary, Florida. The bullet went through Zimmerman’s passenger window and BARELY missed him… According the police report.
Apperson claims that Zimmerman pointed a gun at him first and that is when he rolled down his window and shot at him in defense. Someone claims that Apperson had weird behavior and appeared to have known Zimmerman before this.
No one’s going to forget when Zimmerman fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin and got acquitted. Apperson claimed Zimmerman threatened him last year during a road-rage incident and that Zimmerman was stalking him outside his house. Lake Mary Police were called each time, but police said Apperson chose not to press charges. Just decided to shoot him the next time he saw him?
His arraignment is scheduled for June 23.