LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — The man who called 911 to report he was involved in a shooting with George Zimmerman appears to be the same person involved in a road rage incident with the former neighborhood watch volunteer last year.
Lake Mary Police Officer Bianca Gillett said during a news conference Monday that Matthew Apperson called 911 to report the shooting. She says Zimmerman was not the shooter.
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.
Gillett says investigators have not determined how or why the latest altercation began.
Zimmerman’s attorney says he was not shot and had only minor injuries.