UPDATE: Shellie Zimmerman Admits There Was No Gun During Altercation With Husband
Yesterday, we, along with the every other website in the world, reported that George Zimmerman was being questioned by police over a potential domestic disturbance with his estranged wife, Shellie Zimmerman.
During initial reports, Shellie’s comments to a 911 operator were widely publicized in which she said Zimmerman was making threats while having his hand on a firearm.
Police did not recover a firearm during the incident, and both Shellie and her father (who was allegedly hit by George Zimmerman) declined to press charges.
George Zimmerman was released without incident.
Now, it seems that Shellie Zimmerman is backtracking on her story that a gun was involved in the incident at all.
According to USA Today,
Deputy Police Chief Colin Morgan said officers did not recover a gun, and Bracknell said Shellie Zimmerman later dropped her claim that a gun was involved.
“Domestic violence can’t be invoked because she has changed her story and says she didn’t see a firearm,” Bracknell said.
The dispute “was between him and his wife and her father,” Morgan said. “There were some allegations that there had been an assault, but we could not confirm any of it.”
So it sounds like reports that Zimmerman was going to be back in the public eye over an issue with a gun were unfounded.
Hat Tip: Guns.com