Florida police have released eight chilling audio tapes of the 911 calls linked to the tragic death of an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin, who was allegedly killed by neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, on February 26.
These tapes reveal shocking audio of a man, presumably 17-year-old Martin, screaming for help and gunshots. That horrific night, neighbors called 911 to report hearing the two men fighting and their phone calls captured the disturbing final moments of the teen’s life.
In the first audio tape, we hear George Zimmerman’s initial call to police to report a “suspicious guy” walking through his neighborhood. He continues: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something … He’s just staring, looking at all the houses. Now he’s just staring at me… Now he’s coming toward me. He’s got his hand in his waistband… These a–holes always get away… Sh-t, he’s running.”
At that time, the operator asks, “Are you following him?” Zimmerman replies, “Yes.” The operator tells him, “We don’t need you to do that.”
In a second audio tape, while a female caller talks to the police operator, one can clearly hear someone crying out for help, followed by a gunshot which silenced those pleas. On other tapes, the callers piece together the scene happening just outside their homes. One man tells the police operator: “They’re wrestling right in the back of my porch. There’s a Black guy down. It looks like he’s been shot and he’s dead.”
Another caller describes the event: “Someone was screaming ‘Help! help! help!’ Then I heard a gunshot.”
Zimmerman, the volunteer neighborhood watch captain who admitted to shooting Martin, has not been arrested or charged in the fatal shooting.