“He’s gonna shoot us,” proclaimed Shellie Zimmerman when she called 911 on husband George Zimmerman on Monday afternoon.
But not even 24 hours later and George Zimmerman is no longer being detained by police after a confrontation with his estranged wife Shellie Zimmerman at her father’s home, according to multiple media reports.
Lake Mary police chief, Steve Bracknell told The Huffington Post Mrs Zimmerman, called Lake Mary Police around 2:10 p.m. to report that her estranged husband had threatened her and her family with a gun and battered her father. Bracknell said George Zimmerman was detained at the scene.
Attorney Mark O’Mara said the dispute between the couple at Mrs Zimmermans father’s Sprucewood Road house in Lake Mary was the result of heightened emotions from their ongoing divorce and proof that George Zimmerman was having an extramarital affair with a woman.
He was later released without charges when his wife and father-in-law refused to press charges or give police a sworn statement. Police said they are reviewing surveillance video from the home and reserve.
Hours later, Shellie Zimmerman changed her story and said she never saw a firearm, said Bracknell. For the time being, “domestic violence can’t be invoked because she has changed her story and says she didn’t see a firearm,” Bracknell said.
The ordeal unfolded just four days after Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce.