FLORIDA: George Zimmerman Shot In The Face During Alleged Road Rage Incident

Via Orlando’s NBC affiliate:

George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting incident in Lake Mary on Monday afternoon, according to Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell. The shooting involved two men and happened on Lake Mary Boulevard about 12:45 p.m., police said. Officers at the scene said it appeared Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound, Bracknell said. “He walked normally into the ambulance, so he wasn’t being helped or nothing,” said witness Ricardo Berrare. Chopper 2 video showed a bullet hole in the passenger window the vehicle Zimmerman was in. Bracknell said the shooting may have been related to an “ongoing dispute” involving Zimmerman and another person. In January, Zimmerman was accused of assault by his girlfriend, but no charges were filed after she recanted her allegation. He was also arrested in November 2013 on domestic violence allegations after his girlfriend called police. His girlfriend later recanted her story and charges were never filed. Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2013.

Totally another set-up, right?

  • Rebecca Gardner

    My father was a cop for 46 years, my sister was a cop for 20 years. Between the two of them they were involved in zero shootings. Zimmerman is a menace to society and I still cannot understand why he isn’t behind bars.

    • Elmo Buzz

      So Zimmerman was the shooter here? I couldn’t tell from the story itself, but it seemed like someone other than Zimmerman was the shooter since it said a bullet hole was in the passenger side window of the vehicle in which Zimmerman was riding. The hole could have been made by an outgoing, rather than incoming, bullet but the location of that hole, along with the fact that Zimmerman was shot, would indicate that he was the victim rather than the shooter. Thank you for clearing up what must have been just another example of sloppy reporting by the media.

      • LovesIrony

        I just heard on the radio Treyvon Martin’s killer was brandishing a gun and some other driver shot him.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          “… and boy are my arms tired.”

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Did I say Zimmerman was the shooter? No, I said he was involved in another shooting. Try to keep up.

    • Todd20036

      He’s sort-of white, and his victim was black. Were their races to have been swapped….

      • Kruhn

        Actually, something exactly like that happened in neighboring Georgia. A black businessman’s son was threatened by a white construction worker in his house. When black businessman arrives and exchanged words with white construction worker who pulls out a box cutter and brandishes at the black homeowner. Black man shoots the white man and is found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. He spends years in jail and is released after wide is dead and pleads to manslaughter even though the incident was a textbook case of the “Castle Doctrine” and his white neighbors werewere supporting him.

        • Stev84

          See also Marissa Alexander

          • Rebecca Gardner

            As a survivor of some pretty brutal domestic violence the Marissa Alexander story pisses me off so much and I’ve donated to her defense fund.

    • Todd E.

      He also was (is he still? prolly) a FOX hero of sorts. They must be so proud of their ‘stand your ground’ poster boy!

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Here is an update with a little more information…

      “According to Cornell, the man told him that he and Zimmerman have had three disputes. This time, Zimmerman waved a gun and the man shot at him, according to Cornell.”


  • Wolf Sawyer

    Jesus that’s literally a minute from my house. George can you not for once.

  • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

    I hate to see violence happen to anyone, but…

  • Todd

    I think we should immediately assume that the person doing the shooting was “standing his ground”.

    • elvigy

      Zimmerman probably had some Skittles or an Arizona Iced Tea so this is perfectly understandable.

      • Adam Schmidt

        Twinkies… you can always blame it on Twinkies.

        • Todd20036

          Can we? That company went bankrupt. Are they back again yet?

          • Kruhn

            Yes. They’re back

          • RaygunsGoZap


        • Rambie

          Zimmerman looks nothing like a twink.

          • TampaDink

            A Ding-Dong™, perhaps.

      • Michael Smith

        Zimmerman was armed with a sidewalk.

  • seant426

    “Dammit! I missed, again!” #dosocietyafavor

  • TommyTune

    I just laughed when I read this story. Does that make me a bad person?

    • spin212

      Come sit here by me . . .

  • JalapeñoBusiness

    Sounds like Zimmerman needs to have a fundraiser dialogue with the prez of the NRA.

    • People4Humanity

      Why does Obama refuse to meet with Pam Geller and this guy?

      • JalapeñoBusiness


        • TampaDink

          I think that P4H was making a snarky reference to the thread about the “ex-gays” petitioning to meet with the pres.

          • JalapeñoBusiness

            LOL I was making a snarky reference to gay hotel dude meeting with Cruz.

          • TampaDink

            I missed that one. (sorry)

  • JaniceInToronto

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  • oikos
    • LonelyLiberal

      Fourteen snails and a turtle were injured when they couldn’t get out of the way fast enough.

    • People4Humanity

      That had a staged look about it.

      • oikos

        Ironic, just like the ‘attack’ on Zimmerman by Treyvon.

        • People4Humanity

          Two cameras already rolling on site as the train keels over. Hmm.

  • Mark

    This man has some very severe issues to deal with and he’s not done it.

    • BearEyes

      not by a long shot – don’t want to see any more anyone involved with zimmerman – but I expect we will as his train wreck continues.

      • Mark

        I’m certain it will continue.

      • People4Humanity

        ^^^ You said, “long shot”!

  • Justin

    Shot in the face? Wow. He’s going to have trouble sitting for awhile.

    • anne marie in philly

      bwhahahahahaha! best line I’ve read all day!

    • Todd20036

      Do people really like getting shot in the face?

      • People4Humanity

        Ask Cheney’s friends.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Some love it. Oh wait, we might not be talking about the same thing.

    • buckguy

      Who knows, they may have noticed who he was and decided they should shoot before he did.

  • Merv99

    He may have escaped criminal punishment for Trayvon, but he’s clearly going to end up self-destructing in spectacular fashion.

  • oikos

    Why does the link have a non-google address? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • SunsetGay

    Playing an even tinier violin than the world’s tiniest violin.

  • David in Palm Springs

    “Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound…”

    Only minor? (insert sad emoji here)

    • DaveySF

      There isn’t anything in his brain case to damage.

      • gaymex

        For sure, brain damage is impossible and we know he has another face.

  • No one could have predicted this…

    • Todd E.

      Well, I know I was shocked to my very core….required a fainting couch and some strong smelling salts!

    • penpal

      Matthew 26:52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.

      Just another one of those bible quotes that elude the violent teabagging faction festering like an anus boil in this country.

  • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

    Lesson of the day: Don’t get in a road rage altercation with Dick Cheney.

  • JW Swift

    Hmmm. Starting to sound like one of those “if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck” situations….

  • Jack_Carter_USA

    I’m sure the other guy was merely standing his ground.

  • Stev84

    He is clearly a sociopath with impulse control issues. Incidents like this are inevitable.

  • KarenAtFOH

    Karma, karma, karma, you’re a lovely thing.

  • ChitownKev

    Enter the comment section at the link at your own risk…don’t say that you weren’t warned.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Can’t resist this invitation!

      • oikos

        A plethora of low information citizenry there.

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          LOL – I’m feelin’ kinda cranky today, so I’ll fit right in!

          • oikos

            Thank you for your service. I just don’t have the energy to deal with so much stupid today.

        • Schlukitz

          Stand by for a visit from RofaWh of the Grammer Gestapo for using the word “plethora” as I did yesterday. ;-0

  • Larry Ft Pierce

    When OJ moved into my neighborhood in Miami, he
    immediately started trouble, first was an arrest for a road rage incident. Even his poor daughter had to call the police
    on him. I predicted he would finally end
    up in jail; HE DID! Worry not, people,
    this evolutionary dead end is following the same path and will end up in jail
    as well,

  • Nathan

    is he dead, I’m tired of hearing about him

  • Rocketeer500

    He was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Happens to everyone from time to time. It seems however, Trouble follows him around.

    • Schlukitz

      People like him are always in the “right” place at the “right” time. They look for trouble and attract it like flies are attracted to shit.

      And, if there isn’t any trouble, he will surely stir some up.

  • Freeman

    He keeps this up, and Zimmerman will be elected to public office in Florida.

    • Todd E.

      Or asked to be a FOX field reporter….

      • D. J.

        The field reports will be very short and end abruptly.

  • anne marie in philly

    doesn’t surprise me; this guy is “crusin’ for a brusin'”, as my dear grandmother used to say.

    • Schlukitz

      My grandmother used to say “achin’ for breakin.”

  • Michael

    This guy is a walking time bomb.

  • ColdCountry

    I predict a shorter than average life-span for this man.

  • Blake Jordan

    Too bad this did not happen before he murdered Trayvon Martin.

  • bkmn

    I expect we will hear something about him every 15 months or so until he finally is permanently gone.

  • Frederick

    His Wingnut fucktard supporters will no doubt find a way to blame Trayvon Martin for this too.

  • Mawm

    This never happens to me. What is it about Mr. Zimmerman that makes episodes of violence occur so commonly around him?

    • Schlukitz

      Water seeks it’s own level.

      • DonnaLee

        Funny and true.

  • Toasterlad

    Can you overdose on schadenfreude? Asking for a friend.

    • Prixator

      Yeah. My friend was hoping, from the headline, that it was a fatal shot. Bad friend!

    • KCMC


      • Joseph Miceli

        STEALING!!!!!!! lol!

        • KCMC

          ja wohl, weil nicht verboten ist.

          kussen, geil mann.

          • Joseph Miceli

            Das war sehr nett von Ihnen!!! Vielen Dank.:)

          • KCMC

            aber natürlich, Schatzie.

  • Christopher

    Well, Happy belated birthday to me!

  • David Lightman

    While I lean liberal on a lot of things I”m fairly pro gun for emotionally mature, responsible adults who avoid conflict and legiimatiely use guns as a LAST resort for self defense. Zimmerman on the other hand is a nutjob. An emotionally immature and unbalanced creep. What a surprise, he probably went looking for trouble again and he got it. Hopefully whomever shot him is acquitted for some comeuppance.

  • JJS_prime

    Somebody else decided to stand his ground, I see.

  • JalapeñoBusiness

    They said “the 3rd time’s the charm” but apparently not. This is his 4th.

  • Ninja0980

    Karma’s a bitch ain’t it?

  • BrandySpears

    Don’t you just love it when those who pretend they’re opposed to gun violence cheer gun violence when the victim isn’t to their liking?

    • Gun violence? What gun violence? Guns don’t harm people — people harm people.

    • Joseph Miceli

      That is not the issue and you know it in your heart. We are cheering the irony and the appropriateness of the events. No one is celebrating gun violence. That is a red herring.

  • TJay229

    At lasts this time he was wounded.

  • TampaDink

    I hope that whoever shot him will face no charges and that he/she was just standing his ground.

    • Joseph Miceli

      “Karma is only a bitch if you are!”
      -Glinda, Good Witch of the North

      • TampaDink

        I agree with the sentiment while I subscribe to the theory that Glinda was not much better than the other witches.

        • Joseph Miceli

          Hah!!! I’ll drink to that! 🙂

  • geoffalnutt

    Not the face!!! That kindly, sensitive…empathetic (I just can’t…)

  • Bill_Perdue

    Officers at the scene said it appeared Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound…” Justice avoided.

  • Kevin Perez

    Does anyone know if Dick Cheney was in the area at the time?

  • bambinoitaliano

    How does one get shot in the face and not die? BB gun? Just for my own knowledge.

    • It was only glass shrapnel from his window. Someone obviously fucked up here and should be arrested for bad aim.

      • bambinoitaliano

        More reason these people should not own guns.

        • Joseph Miceli

          YES!!!! I am actually all for gun ownership. LGBT people really should own one in case the Christians come for them, but I also believe you should shoot and train with your weapon on a regular basis. There is no excuse for a bad aim. It could cost you your life if you can’t hit a target when they come to put you and your husband on a cattle car to the camps.

  • John P.

    He had it coming, he had it coming, he only had himself to blame. If you’d have been there, if you’d have seen it, I betcha you would have done the same.

    • “I took the shotgun down off the wall, and fired two warning shots….into his head.”

      • TampaDink

        “…some men just can’t hold their arsenic.”

      • Acronym Jim

        …then he ran into my knife. He ran into my knife ten times.

  • Octavio


  • MoNoMo

    I was hoping for a “Stand Your Ground” death!

  • RB118

    They’ll find the shooter and send him/her to jail for attempted murder because Florida is too fucked up to send real murderers to prison when they need to. Nothing personal to sane Floridians!

  • Blake J Butler

    brings a literal sense to the phrase face-off.

  • Mihangel apYrs

    the gloating here is somewhat distasteful.

    • Jesse


    • sherman

      GZ’s freedom is distasteful.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Gee, I feel so bad that something bad happened to someone bad.
      I’ll go shave my head in remorse.

  • My mamma always said “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” For once I’m going to take her advice.


    • Joseph Miceli

      Well! THAT’S no fun!
      I do respect your choice, though.

  • pleasebereasonable

    Well good for that guy standing his ground.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Next time, use more and larger caliber ammo. I need to pee, and his grave would be the perfect spot for it.

  • Kissmagrits

    Trouble seems to cling to good old George – sorta like stink on shit!

  • DutchBoy74

    I hope the jury feels real good about themselves every time this creep is in the news.

  • JalapeñoBusiness

    Posters on Brietbart are blaming the shooting on black people and Obama and connecting it to the Kennedy assassination. Yes. THAT Kennedy. SMH



  • Acronym Jim

    This is what happens when Zimmerman and Dick Cheney try to share the same bit of road.

  • Cherry

    I don’t believe Zimmerman was hit with a bullet, just glass from the car window.

  • deebee1222

    Teflon guy. No matter who he shoots, threatens, assaults, it just slides right off of him. Huh? But one of these days, his luck will run out. Bank on that.

  • TexPlant

    couldn’t happen to a nicer racist

    • Joseph Miceli

      Tonight! On Fox! George Zimmerman vs. Dick Cheney.
      Who get’s shot in the face? My money’s on George for the recipient of the money shot!

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    Stand your ground isn’t as much fun when you’re on the receiving end, eh! George?

  • Joseph Miceli

    “Your Honor, I told him to get back, but he came at me in a threatening manner and I had to stand my ground.”
    Fuck you, George! Hope you enjoy your new scar, Fuckface! 🙂

  • Halloween_Jack

    This is my lack of surprise face. It’s been long apparent to everyone but gun nuts and diehard racists that George is an abusive rageaholic that was bound sooner or later to run across someone who had the drop on him.