March 20th, 2012
01:42 PM ET

911 calls paint picture of chaos after Florida teen is shot

The death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen who was shot while walking in his neighborhood in Sanford, Florida, has sparked allegations of racial profiling and calls for the gunman to be charged.

Federal prosecutors and the FBI will investigate the incident.

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who has acknowledged shooting Martin, has not been charged and says it was self-defense.

Martin, 17, was killed while walking to his father's fiancee's house in Sanford from a nearby convenience store.

Zimmerman first called police at 7:09 p.m. ET with concerns about a suspicious teen in the area, according to 911 tapes released by the Seminole County Sheriff's Department.

A 16-year-old girl who was on the phone with Martin most of the day last spoke to him around the time the incident allegedly began and lasted until 7:16 p.m. ET, when the call dropped. Almost immediately, 911 calls began coming in.  Police arrived on the scene at 7:17 p.m.

Several witnesses called 911 at 7:16, 7:17, 7:18 and 7:19 p.m. ET.

Below are the transcripts of the calls as Zimmerman and witnesses describe what they saw and heard that night:

7:09 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Zimmerman: "We had some break-ins in our neighborhood ... and there is a real suspicious guy. ... This guy looks like he's up to no good, he's on drugs or something. It's raining, and he's walking around looking about. "

Dispatcher: "Is this guy white, black, Hispanic?"

Zimmerman: "He looks black."

Dispatcher: "Did you see what he's wearing?"

Zimmerman: "A dark hoodie, grey hoodie, jeans or sweatpants or white shoes. He's walking around staring at the houses. Now he's just staring at me."

Dispatcher: "Location?"

Zimmerman: "He's near the clubhouse right now. Now he's coming towards me. He has his hands in his waistband. He is a black male. Something's wrong with him. Yep. He's coming to check me out. He's got something in his hands. I don't know what his deal is. Send officers over here."

Dispatcher: "Let me know if he does anything else."

Zimmerman: "These a**holes, they always get away. When you come in go straight to the left ... when you pass the clubhouse ..."

Dispatcher: "Clubhouse?"

Zimmerman: "Go straight in. Oh, s***. He's running ... down towards the other entrance of neighborhood."

Dispatcher: "He's running? Which way is he running?"

Zimmerman: "Down towards the other entrance to the neighborhood."

Dispatcher: "Which entrance is that, that he is running towards?

Zimmerman: "The back entrance."

[inaudible]

Dispatcher: "Are you following him?"

Zimmerman: "Yeah."

Dispatcher: "OK. We don't need you to do that. What's your name?"

Zimmerman: "George. Zimmerman."

Dispatcher: "Do you want to meet with the officer ..."

Zimmerman: "Tell them to come past the clubhouse and make a left then past mailboxes and they will see my truck ..."

Dispatcher: "What's your apartment number?"

Zimmerman: "It's a home. ... I don't want to give that out. I don't know who this kid is."

Dispatcher: "I will let them know where to meet you."

Zimmerman: "Have them call me, and I will let you know where I'm at."

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During part of this time, Martin is on the phone with a 16-year-old girl. Below is an account of the phone call as relayed to In Session's Sunny Hostin by a lawyer for the Martin family:

Martin told the girl someone was following him, and she advised him to run. Martin said he isn't going to run but will walk quickly. Zimmerman caught up with him, and Martin asked Zimmerman why he was following him. Zimmerman then asked Martin his name and why he was there. The girl on the phone says she heard Zimmerman push Martin, and then the call drops. She tried to call Martin back, but he didn't respond.

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7:16 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "Maybe both. I'm not sure. There's just someone screaming outside."

Dispatcher: "Is it a male or female?"

Caller: "It sounds like a male."

Dispatcher: "You don't know why?"

Caller: "I don't know why. I think they are yelling 'help,' but I don't know. Just end someone quick, please."

Dispatcher: "Does he look hurt to you?"

Caller: "I can't see him. I don't want to go out there. I don't know what's going on."

Dispatcher: "So you think he's yelling help?"

Caller: "Yes. There's gunshots."

Dispatcher: "How many?"

Caller: "Just one."

[inaudible]

Dispatcher: "Is he right outside?"

Caller: "Yes. Pretty much out the back, yes."

Dispatcher: "Is he in front of it or behind it?"

Caller: "He's behind my house."

Dispatcher: "I don't hear him yelling anymore. Do you hear anything?"

Caller: "No, I don't because I'm hiding upstairs. The gunshot was outside our house. You sent somebody, right?"

Dispatcher: "Do you hear any vehicles leaving or anything else?

Caller: "There's people yelling down there, but I don't want to go down there."

Dispatcher: "People are yelling now?"

Caller: "Yeah."

Dispatcher: "We do have officers on the way. Call us back if you see any vehicles leaving or anything."

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7:16 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "There's someone screaming outside."

Dispatcher: "Is that at where you are at?"

Caller: "Oh, my God, there is a gunshot, hurry up."

[inaudible]

Dispatcher: "Do you see anybody? I don't need you to go outside."

Caller: "There is someone screaming. I just heard a gunshot."

Dispatcher: "Do you see anything? I don't need you to go outside. Do you hear screaming or anything?"

Caller: "Hurry up, they are right outside my house."

Dispatcher: "OK, we [have] police and emergency, OK. Are you in Sanford?"

Caller: "I see police now."

Dispatcher: "You see the officer?"

Caller: "Yeah, but like it's behind the house. There is a dead body there. It's not the front entrance. Oh, my God."

Dispatcher: "Please tell me so I can tell them."

Caller: "If you are looking at my house, it's behind by my back porch."

Dispatcher: "Coming from behind your house?"

Caller: "Yes, the back porch."

Dispatcher: "Stay on the line and update me."

Caller: "I just heard screaming and a gunshot."

Dispatcher: "We have an officer there. Did you hear any more gunshots?"

Caller: "No, I don't hear. Hurry up, hurry up."

Dispatcher: "OK, we have officers out there, OK? If anything changes, give us a call back, but we do have officers there. One officer is there."

Caller: "OK, did he see anything?"

Dispatcher: "I'm not sure, ma'am, I just know he is there, and two other officers are on their way, OK? If anything changes or anything more, call us back. As far as you know, it's coming from behind your house near your back-porch area? When you hear screaming, was it screaming of female or male?"

Caller: "Male."

Dispatcher: "So, when you heard screaming, it was a male screaming?"

Caller: "Yes. And the guy on top had a white t-shirt."

Dispatcher: "What do you mean guy on top? Did you see a fight?"

Caller: "I don't know, I just looked out my window, and there was a guy on top wearing a white t-shirt."

Dispatcher: "A white t-shirt. Did you see what kind of pants? He was on top of what?"

Caller: "I couldn't see the person he was on."

Dispatcher: "But he was on top of a person?"

Caller: "Yes."

Dispatcher: "The guy with the white t-shirt, did he get up and run?"

Caller: "I don't know. Went to the phone to call you

Dispatcher: "White, black or Hispanic?"

Caller: "I couldn't tell, it was completely dark."

Dispatcher: "We have several units en route."

Caller: "Thank you."

7:17 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "I’m looking out my deck, and someone is screaming 'help,' and I don’t know. … I heard a bang. I’m looking out my window, out my backyard, and someone is yelling and screaming 'help.' "

Dispatcher: "You are not the only person calling. We have more than one officer on the scene and another on the way."

Caller: "Oh, my God. I see the person now. I see him walking. There’s a man coming out and people coming out with flashlights. Oh, my God. I don’t know what he did to this person. I can see there is a man walking out with a flashlight right now."

Dispatcher: "Was it a male or female voice?"

Caller: "The man is up right now. Someone is coming over. I’m glad other people called."

Dispatcher: "We should be out there right now."

Caller: "I can open my window and hear it."

Dispatcher: "You can still hear it?"

Caller: "I don’t know what is happening. Someone is laying on the ground."

Dispatcher: "What’s happening? Someone is on the ground? Someone has been shot? Calm down, stay on the line with me. Like I said, we have an officer on the scene, and we have other officers on the line."

Caller: "Oh, my God. They better hurry up. Someone is on the ground. Oh, my God! I see out my back window, sidewalk, grass, something is really bad. There is a man out here with a flashlight."

Dispatcher: "Is this person laying down in the street?"

Caller: "No, it's from my back window."

Dispatcher: "So is the person laying down in the street or in the grass?"

Caller: "The grass. Oh, my God! I think there is another gentleman with a flashlight. ... I think police. Oh, my God! He shot, he shot the person.He says he shot the person. He said he shot the person."

Dispatcher: "Who saying they shot who?"

Caller: "The people out there, a guy is raising his hands up, he's saying he shot a person. I think it's a police officer that's with him right now. arrest - uh - oh, my God, why - why (inaudible)"

Dispatcher: "Our officer is there, he has somebody at gunpoint. They're going to handle the situation from here."

Caller: "Oh! Oh, my God, somebody would be shot!"

Dispatcher: "It's probably going to be best if you stay inside your home for the time being, OK?"

Caller:" I know. I can't believe somebody's killed. He was saying help. Why didn't someone come out and help him?"

Dispatcher: "Listen, we don't know if they been killed ..."

Caller: "Yes, the person is dead, laying on the ground."

Dispatcher: "Just because he's laying on the ground don't mean he's passed. We have an ambulance on the way, and we are probably going to pick him up and take him to the hospital."

Caller: "I didn't see cause it was too dark, and I just heard people screaming 'help me, help me.' And this person shot him! He was like wrestling with him, you know what I mean, on the ground, from what I can see it was very dark. The man didn't try to run away or anything. I don't want to be a witness or anything. I'm scared. Oh, my god, a young boy, I can't imagine, I haven't seen anyone killed. This is a nice neighborhood. Oh, my God, I'm too scared to live here."

Dispatcher: "You don't have to worry right now. We have many officers on the way. Two officers on scene right now, we are on scene, OK?"

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7:17 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "Police. I just heard a shot behind my house. They are wrestling outside the back of my porch."

Dispatcher: "You just heard one shot go off?""

Caller: "It was either that or a rock at the window or something else. The guy's yelling 'help,' and I'm not going to help."

Dispatcher: "So you can hear someone yelling for help?"

Caller: "I'm pretty sure the guy is dead out here. Holy s***"

Dispatcher: "OK, we have several people calling in. Anything else that you heard?"

Caller: "A guy yelling, 'help.' Oh, my God! There is a guy with a flashlight in the backyard now. I think there's flashlights and a guy. ... I don't know if that's a cop. "

Dispatcher: "OK, we have several calls. Are you sure when you heard voices it was one person yelling, right?"

Caller: "There were two guys in the yard with flashlights, and there is a black guy down like he's been shot, and he's dead."

Dispatcher: "I have several officers going out there."

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7:17 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "Medical. I think someone has been shot."

Dispatcher: "Why do you think someone has been shot?"

Caller: "Because they are laying in the backyard and a gunshot and they said 'call 911.' Now there are people coming with flashlights ..."

Dispatcher: "And it's in the backyard?"

Caller: "Yes."

Dispatcher: "And someone is laying in the backyard?"

Caller: "Yes, there are people around him now."

Dispatcher: "You there with kids?"

Caller: "Yes, my daughter. He is a black guy."

Dispatcher: "We have units on the way. What do you mean it's a black guy?"

Caller: "There is a black male standing over him."

Dispatcher: "Can you tell me what he's wearing?"

Caller: "I think someone else called 911."

Dispatcher: "You do see officers out there?"

Caller: "Yeah, I think that's the flashlights that we see."

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7:18 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "This is 911, correct? Police or medical. Someone is yelling two doors down from me, screaming, hollering 'help, help, help.' There is an elderly man that lives down there. I don't know. I heard a gunshot. I don't know if it would be ambulance."

Dispatcher: "How many shots did you hear?"

Caller: "One."

Dispatcher: "How long ago?"

Caller: "As soon as I heard that I picked up the phone and called."

Dispatcher: "Before calling 911?"

Caller: "Yes. There is somebody out by my back porch. ... There is someone walking around with a flashlight. The police may already be here. I don't know. Someone is out there with a flashlight, but I did hear something."

Dispatcher: "We do have units there."

Caller: "Oh, my God."

Dispatcher: "And the screaming, was it a male or female you heard?"

Caller: "It sounded to me like a male, and from what I know and I've been here four years, there is an elderly man that lives like four doors down, um, north of me, and I'm inside."

Dispatcher: "Do you think it's coming from your area?"

Caller: "I don't know, ma'am, I'm standing at my back sliding glass door. I don't see anything but a flashlight shining around, but I did hear someone yelling 'help, help, help' or 'oh, my gosh' and something, then moaning and a boom, and I picked up the phone and called."

Dispatcher: "Did you see or hear anything else like a vehicle pulling away?"

Caller: "No, ma'am, because I'm in the back, and in the back there is just a walkway. It could have been someone in the front with a car, I don't know, but I was in the back. It was scary. There is someone still back there with flashlights walking around."

Dispatcher: "There should be someone on the scene ..."

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7:19 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "My brother said someone got shot behind our house."

Dispatcher: "Is your brother out there right now?"

Caller: "No, he ran in the house."

Dispatcher: "Do you know who was shot?"

Caller: "No idea. ... I'm inside. It's behind our house. ... Yeah."

Dispatcher: "You didn't see or hear anything else? Did you hear the shot?"

Caller: "I heard something, and my brother ran in the house."

Dispatcher: "My brother saw it."

Dispatcher: "What did you see?"

Caller: "I saw a man laying on the ground screaming who needed help. I was going to go over there to try and help him, but my dog got off the leash, and I ran and got him, and I hurried around and down, and the screaming stopped."

Dispatcher: "Did you see the person get shot?"

Caller: "No."

Dispatcher: Did you know the person who got shot, or did you see the person with the gun?"

Caller: "No, I just heard a shot, and the screaming stopped."

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Officers arrived on the scene at 7:17 p.m. ET, according to a police report.

Officers Timothy Smith and Ricardo Alayo said they noted a black male in a gray hooded sweatshirt lying face-down in the grass, as well as a white male in the area.

"Zimmerman stated that he had shot the subject and was still armed," Smith wrote in a police report.

Smith said he asked Zimmerman to hand over the weapon, a Kel Tec 9 mm, and handcuffed him.

"While I was in such close contact with Zimmerman, I could observe that his back appeared to be wet and he was covered in grass, as if he was laying on his back on the ground," Smith wrote in the police report. "Zimmerman was also bleeding from the nose and the back of the head."

The officers also made several attempts to revive Martin.

When police put Zimmerman in the back of the cruiser, he said, "I was yelling for someone to help me, but no one would help me," according to the police report.

soundoff (1,408 Responses)
  1. Chris Black

    OMG, the evidence is right in front of everybody s eyes. Zimmerman assaulted Martin, Martin fought back, zimmerman yelled for help, then shot the kid. Zimmerman outweights Martin by 100 pounds. The police department did not detain Zimmerman, did not to a drug and alcohol test on him, did not do a background check on him. OBVIOUSLY Zimmerman chased after Martin and Martin was simply acting in self defense against Zimmerman. WHY IS ZIMMERMAN NOT IN CUSTODY??? He already moved out of his house, therefore he prolly already destroyed all evidence proving that he is a racist and he prolly had more than a 9mn at his house....
    The judicial system failed. Sanford Police FAILED.
    FLORIDA FAILED by passing that law back in 2005.

    March 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda Sobieski

      This is horrible.

      March 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Campaign

      Send Skittles to:
      Police Chief Bill Lee
      Sanford Police Department
      815 W. 13th Street
      Sanford , Florida 32771

      March 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • bt

      zimmerman didnt yell for help. the 911 caller says a man in a white t shirt was ON TOP while the help help help was heard and the shot. zimmerman and the police both put the boy in a grey hoodie before and after

      March 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • msyellarose

      After hearing thoses emergency call recordings, I'm not convinced that it was Zimmerman who was screaming out for help. At any rate, that kid probably thought he was being attacked and tried to fight Zimmerman off., after all, if you were being aggresively pursued in the dark by a man twice your size would you run, scream, fight, etc.?

      March 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bo

      I think that every citizen should have the right to defend themselves, and as a Law enforcement officer I work very closely with Crime Watch/Neighborhood watch programs, and the only things that the watch personell are permitted to carry is a cell phone and a flashliight, Regardless of if they hold a cwp permit, or not. no weapons are permitted to be carried by watch individuals. They are instructed to observe and report only. Regardless of the situation, Mr. Zimmerman will not be able to fully articulate why he chose deadly force in the confrontation, since he actively pursued the individual and placed him self in jeopardy. There will be other factors to be looked at such as the rules and regulations that the Watch program utilizes for protocols. The moment Mr. Zimmerman stepped out from the umbrella that protected his actions he became an individual acting on his own. How can you legally state that you were protecting your life and or property, when in the end you are the aggressor. The right to defend ones self, and the no retreat law only cover you when you are acting in such a way that was reasonable and prudent. Mr. Zimmerman walked way outside the boundaries and in fact commited murder. It isn't about Black White, or Hispanic. it is about what is right. My heart and thoughts go out to the family of that young man.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Actual Human

      Awesome post.

      March 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Outraged

    This white, upper middle class woman is immensely angry that this man is not in jail. He should have never confronted this young man who was doing absolutely nothing wrong. IF, yes IF, Trayvon did fight back, he was the one acting in self defense. I would have used whatever weapon I had available (fists, sticks, rocks) if someone was following me and I felt threathened. I don't think there has been a story that has angered me this much in a while. Zimmerman had absolutely no proof that anything illegal was going on. This is why our country cannot move forward. Too many morons out there.

    March 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boater

      This white upper-middle class person agrees with you. This gun nut should be in jail. And, to add to that, the politicians that passed the law back in 2005 should now ALSO be charged with murder. POLITICIAN ACCOUNTABILITY: If you pass a law that results in the death of another, YOU are also charged with murder. If politicians actually were held accountable for the crap that they pass, watch how quickly things would change!

      March 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. HEY

    II just what to start off saying that ’m a White person and I really think this was race related. I’m not saying black on black crime doesn’t happen, but I feel that I have to admit that I rarely hear about any other race getting killed unarmed by police or anything else other that black people.

    March 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • chiro

      FYI – Zimmerman is HISPANIC according to his father in other online newspapers. He's not white.

      March 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • LL

      Wasn't a cop or even a security guard. Just a sicko with a gun.

      March 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • John Brown

      First: This individual was not part of the police force. Second: your statement makes it seem that white people shoot blacks all the time. Can you provide a reference for that assumption.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. janet

    this is so sad , that little boy did not deserve to die. i hope Zimmerman pays for what he did, i pray for the family to get justice. God Bless You trayvon.R.I.P

    March 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. say it ain't so

    wow, from the one transcript, it sounds like we may have a big coverup. There was a police officer already there (according to caller and dispatcher) when the shot was fired? Wonder if it happens to be the same officer who said Zimmerman had a bloody nose and head, and had grass stains? This is just a big time coverup, pure and simple. I bet this police department see's some legal problems, and alot of replacements.

    March 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • John Brown

      Please explain the cover up. The individual heard a shot then see the police arrive.

      March 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TJ

    Do Ziimmerman have the right to carry a handgun? Do the state of FL have a CHL law?

    March 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wonder

      Good question makes no sense why did they let Zimmerman go?

      March 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Every state but one commie state has a CHL law.

      March 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JDinHouston

    Zimmerman refuses to follow guidance from 911, refuses to give his home address to fully identify himself, goes on chase... he went from neighborhood watch to armed vigilante. The more I hear, the more I see nothing more than cold blooded murder committed by Zimmerman as he dispensed his own idea of justice. This wasn't stand and defend, it was hunt down and kill. Disgusting.

    March 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Chris

    Zimmerman made the mistake of thinking he should be a police officer himself. I don't care what the kid did. Zimmerman got out of his car and became the aggressor. As a resident of Florida, I find it repulsive that Zimmerman is walking the streets a free man today. He needs to be locked up and held accountable. He killed a child. Zimmerman, you are a dirty murderer.

    March 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cahaya

      I don't understand all the fuss over tvaryon / zimmerman. Shouldn't we wait until we have all of the facts before forming an opinion? Besides thousands of people get murdered everyday, what makes tvaryon more important than the rest of the wrongfully killed?

      July 14, 2012 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Wendy D

    Zimmerman FOLLOWING rules out his self defense case. Once the boy saw him following him, he probably did get scared, and he had every reason to run given the number of chid abductions in the news. The fact that he was talking to his friend on the phone shows that he was scared. I mean, if HE was the one up to no good why would he call his friend and have her on the phone while he was out doing whatever? This is a CLEAR case of profiling and paranoia. It was common sense that if the person is running AWAY from you he meant you no harm....and even if the common sense factor is missing the 911 dispatcher TOLD HIM not to follow. And for whoever said just "let it rest" - how would you feel if it was your son who was killed? It about time we started protecting ou kids again in this country and quit letting murderers get away with it. And Zimmerman said "there have been a lot of break-ins in the area lately" - even still when has the value of a HUMAN LIFE been reduced so much that material things that can easily be replaced are more valued? Ridiculous! God help us as a nation.

    March 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boater

      Unfortunately, in Florida, since 2005, that is no longer true. Our nutcase corrupt politicans passed a law that says you can shoot anyone you like, CLAIM it was self-defense, and get away with it. EVEN if you were the one chasing the person you shot. (you do not have to run to claim self defense)! CRAZY, huh?

      March 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Captain Caveman

    Silly kid. We all know you don't take a knife to a gunfight. Why would you take a bag of Skittles?

    March 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. shades

    He wrestled with a man with a gun, bad idea.. Sounds like he struck Zimmerman. Self defense, case closed

    March 20, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Baby Cakes

      You are a Sick you know what just like Zimmerman. Maybe a Zimmerman accompliance

      March 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bt

    Zimmerman: "A dark hoodie, grey hoodie

    Dispatcher: "So, when you heard screaming, it was a male screaming?"
    Caller: "Yes. And the guy on top had a white t-shirt."

    Officers Timothy Smith and Ricardo Alayo said they noted a black male in a gray hooded sweatshirt lying face-down in the grass

    BOOM – murder

    March 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • shades

      no, "Zimmerman had wet grass on his back, and was bleeding"
      boom
      Self defense

      March 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • bt

      the caller puts zimmerman on top during the help help help screaming and the shot.

      March 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. shades

    Walking around inth erain, witha hoodie on, and running from an armed neighborhood watch resident, all recipe for trouble

    March 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wonder

      Your story is not correct why in world would you shoot someone if they do not approach you

      March 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Baby Cakes

      Still not a reason to shoot and kill someone. You must be another Zimmerman or you forgot your Meds,, you liniatic how can you live with yourself.

      March 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bernard Goetz

    Come on, give the poor guy a break.

    March 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. myke

    why do the dispatchers only ask if the person is "black white or hispanic"? how about asians? how do you identify if someone is hispanic?>

    March 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • bt

      hispanic means all other races besides black or white

      March 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
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