Video Shows Trayvon Martin Inside Store Night of Shooting - NBC 6 South Florida

Video Shows Trayvon Martin Inside Store Night of Shooting

Eerie surveillance video shows Miami Gardens teen moments before fatal shooting



    Surveillance video released as part of the George Zimmerman case shows Trayvon Martin inside a Sanford 7-Eleven minutes before he was shot and killed. (Published Friday, May 18, 2012)

    The eerie surveillance video showing Trayvon Martin inside a Sanford 7-Eleven the night he was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was released Thursday along with dozens of documents and several recordings and photos.

    The video, released by the Duval County State Attorney's Office, shows the Miami Gardens teen dressed in a dark-colored hoodie, light-colored pants and white shoes enter the store the night of the Feb. 26 shooting.

    Martin is shown from two different angles entering the store and purchasing the bag of Skittles and can of iced tea he had with him when he was shot.

    The 17-year-old leaves the store with the candy and drink in a plastic bag.

    Martin was shot by Zimmerman in a nearby gated community as he was on his way back to the home he was staying at with his father. A police report shows Martin had been shot once in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene.

    Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting but had pleaded not guilty, saying he was acting in self-defense.

    Authorities didn't charge Zimmerman in the Martin shooting for over six weeks, sparking national protests led by Martin's parents and civil rights groups.

    Zimmerman remains free on bond at an undisclosed location.


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