Girlfriend claims Zimmerman pointed gun at her

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Associated Press

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 5:36 PM

SANFORD, Florida (AP) — Deputies in Florida say the girlfriend of a former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted of fatally shooting an unarmed black teen earlier this year has accused him of pointing a shotgun at her.

Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma says the girlfriend has accused George Zimmerman of pointing the shotgun at her during an argument at the home they shared in Florida.

Lemma said Monday during a news conference in Sanford that Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief after the dispute.

Lemma says no one was hurt, and no one else was at the home when deputies arrived.

Deputies say Zimmerman had barricaded himself inside by wedging furniture against the door before officers arrived. His girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, was outside the home and gave deputies a key to get inside.

Lemma says once deputies got inside, Zimmerman did not resist and was not armed. He says investigators hope to search the home for any weapons.

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