Aerial footage shows police questioning George Zimmerman on Monday, September 9 2013. (photo courtesy WKMG Local 6)
LAKE MARY, Florida (WTSP/WKMG) - George Zimmerman was questioned by Lake Mary police on Monday after his estranged wife called 911 and said he threatened her with a gun.
Zimmerman has not been charged. Police say he is cooperating with law enforcement, but is accusing his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, of being the aggressor in the conflict.
According to our news partners at WKMG Local 6 in Orlando, police
say they were called to the home of Shellie Zimmerman's parents, David and Machelle Dean, at around 2:30 p.m.
Steve Bracknell said Shellie Zimmerman called 911, claiming George had a gun and was making threats.
LISTEN: Shellie Zimmerman's 911 call (WARNING: Content may be graphic)
"He's in his car
and he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying, 'Step
closer' and he's just threatening all of us," Shellie Zimmerman said in
the 911 call, adding that George was "trying to shut the
garage door" on her.
punched my dad in the nose. My dad has a mark on the nose. I saw his
glasses were on the floor," Shellie said in the call. "He then
accosted my father then took my iPad out of my hands. He then smashed it and cut it with a pocketknife, and there and there is a Lake Mary city worker across the street that I believe saw all of it."
Shellie Zimmerman and her father reportedly waited for their attorney to arrive before talking to police. They left just after 4 p.m., according to WKMG.
George Zimmerman is "no longer in
investigative detention," according to police, but is still at the home.
Police are investigating the incident as a domestic battery.
"I don't know what he's capable of," Shellie Zimmerman said in the 911 call. "I'm really scared."
Meanwhile George's brother, Robert, tweeted that the public shouldn't "jump to conclusions."
George Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, told CNN, "There was heightened emotion, and a disagreement took place."
The incident comes days after Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce and discussed her relationship with George Zimmerman on a TV interview.
See Also: George Zimmerman helps rescue family after crash
The incident comes two
months after Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watch captain, was
found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in
Since his acquittal, Zimmerman has been pulled over twice for speeding.
Lake Mary is a suburb of Orlando near Sanford.
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