Per Fox 13 local Orlando News: Lake Mary police spokesperson Zack Hudson says that there was no evidence of a gun at the scene during the incident between Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, earlier today. Hudson is categorizing this as a he-said/she-said incident.
After calling it a “misunderstanding,” Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara said this:
This has become so emotionalized. I think everybody got out of hand. There may have been some pushing or touching, that happens in divorces a lot.
So, it’s just a standard little thing. Happens between couples all the time, and it’s no evidence at all of Zimmerman’s violent predispositions? And there was no gun involved? Must just be the liberal media jumping to conclusions based on nothing. As usual.
Well, nothing except for the fact that both the police and Zimmerman’s own lawyer said earlier that there was a gun involved. There’s that.
Let the legal maneuvering begin.
You can listen to O’Mara’s statement here.
Could this all just be a “typical misunderstanding?” Might be. Nobody’s pressing charges at the the moment. Could Shellie have lied, stabbed her own iPad, broken her father’s nose and BS’d her way through a 9-11 call to bolster her divorce case? It’s possible. Could the police and Zimmerman’s lawyer have mistaken a dead bluejay for a Glock? Yeah, sure. Why not?
Let’s not jump to conclusions here.
Just so out-of-towners know: It’s SOP for Florida police to conceal the particulars of an incident if both parties refuse to press charges. If no charges have been filed, the police don’t regularly follow any legal obligation to release as public information all of the details of a “private matter.” In cases like this, they’ll generally acquiesce to the wishes of the parties involved in terms of relaying information. Word from a Central Floridian who’s seen it first-hand.