The Irony: George Zimmerman Shooter May Invoke Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law

- By Bossip Staff

How’s it feel Georgey???

Man Who Shot At George Zimmerman Might Have Acted Under “Stand Your Ground”

The man who shot at George Zimmerman Monday and injured him has come forward.

Matthew Apperson has yet to be charged but could potentially use the “Stand Your Ground” law considering that he claims he was acting in self defense when he shot at Zimmerman who previously had threatened to kill him.

Mediaite reports:

Lake Mary, Florida police confirmed Monday that the motorist is Matthew Apperson, the same man who called police last fall claiming that Zimmerman had threatened to kill him.

While Apperson has not yet been arrested for the shooting, if he is charged, he could potentially claim that he was standing his ground.

“I think what’s remarkable is that we are now talking about five incidents, three domestic violence incidents, two road rage incidents that have been reported, and all of them involving allegations of George Zimmerman brandishing a gun,” CNN analyst Sunny Hostin told Anderson Cooper Monday night.

“That is an aggressive action. He seems to say every time he’s the victim, he’s on the receiving end. It calls into question certainly his credibility, his state of mind. What is going on with George Zimmerman?”

“And I think what is also going to be quite ironic, Anderson,” she continued, “is if this shooter is charged with aggravated assault or attempted murder, his defense will be that he was standing his ground against George Zimmerman because he feared for his life because George Zimmerman was brandishing a gun. It is just ironic at the very, very best.”

In a 911 call from the 2014 incident, Apperson told dispatchers that Zimmerman and another man threatened to beat him up and shoot him. “Do you know who I am?” Zimmerman reportedly screamed. “I’ll f***** kill you.”

How ironic…

What do YOU think about the shooter potentially using Stand Your Ground???

More Stories From Bossip


Bossip Comment Policy
Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.