Not a TON of information, but still anything terribly wrong on this report is the end of an officer’s career so I trust this info more than anything I’ve read or heard to date.
– First officer time-stamps were on February 26 at 1917 hours. And those are the officer responding to the suspicious person complaint made by Mr. Zimmerman, and the “shots fired” report shortly thereafter. Mr. Martin was Declared dead at 19:30. I looked things up in an almanac and sunset for that lat/long is about 1920, so Mr. Martin left home and encountered Mr. Zimmerman in the hours BEFORE sunset. Weather was reported as Rain so I’d assume cars would have their headlights on and it would be fairly dark out, but it was not yet Night.
-When officers arrived Mr. Zimmerman was identified in the report as a “White Male”, he was cooperative with officers and identified himself as the man who made the 911 call. He was wet and had grass stains on his back. Also his nose and back of his head were injured. A Kel Tec PF9 was holstered on his belt and he allowed officers to confiscate it as evidence. (No information about ammunition, or spent shells is given)
-Mr. Zimmerman is heard to have said “I was yelling for somebody to help be, but nobody would help me!”
-The officer states he was in close contact with Zimmerman when he noticed his injuries and the condition of his clothes. No mention of suspicion of drugs or alcohol in Mr. Zimmerman’s system, or him being visibly impaired.
-Mr. Zimmerman was cuffed and placed in a cruiser and was given first aid by responding fire crew.
-Mr. Zimmerman’s height is discribed as 5’09”, no weight estimated.
-Mr. Martin was found face down in the grass with his arms under his body unresponsive, no pulse. Officers gave CPR and responding fire crew also did and were unable to revive him. Police gave both chest compressions and breath ventilation.
-Mr Martin was estimated to be 6’00” tall and weighing 160lbs.
There are still many reports still out there, but this does answer some questions, and gives some more definitive facts than what I’ve been going on before.
Eyewitness account of Zimmerman being pinned on the ground and beaten by Martin, and crying for help. Eyewitnesses can be unreliable, but the account 100% corroborates with the police data.
Sounds to me like Zimmerman saw the witness and called for help, when the witness ran inside and instead called the cops (who were already en-route) Zimmerman shot.
There are still some relevant questions on how Zimmerman and Martin first made contact, but if only Zimmerman was calling for help it would appear Martin was the aggressor.