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Lawyer: Man in Zimmerman shooting acted in self-defense

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In this July 9, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom for a lunch break his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla. Police officers in Florida say Zimmerman has been involved in a shooting, Monday, May 11, 2015. Zimmerman was In this July 9, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom for a lunch break his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla. Police officers in Florida say Zimmerman has been involved in a shooting, Monday, May 11, 2015. Zimmerman was
Don West, attorney for George Zimmerman, talks about a shooting incident in Lake Mary, Fla., Monday, May 11, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. Matthew Apperson, who authorities say was involved in the Monday shooting incident involving Zimmerman, was involved in a r Don West, attorney for George Zimmerman, talks about a shooting incident in Lake Mary, Fla., Monday, May 11, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. Matthew Apperson, who authorities say was involved in the Monday shooting incident involving Zimmerman, was involved in a r
Binaca Gillette, a public information officer from the Lake Mary Police Department, conducts a news conference Monday, May 11, 2015, in Lake Mary, Fla., regarding a shooting incident involving George Zimmerman. Matthew Apperson, who authorities say was in Binaca Gillette, a public information officer from the Lake Mary Police Department, conducts a news conference Monday, May 11, 2015, in Lake Mary, Fla., regarding a shooting incident involving George Zimmerman. Matthew Apperson, who authorities say was in
Matthew Apperson, who authorities say was involved in a shooting incident involving George Zimmerman, enters the Lake Mary Police Department with his attorney Monday, May 11, 2015, in Lake Mary, Fla. Apperson, who called 911 after the incident, was involv Matthew Apperson, who authorities say was involved in a shooting incident involving George Zimmerman, enters the Lake Mary Police Department with his attorney Monday, May 11, 2015, in Lake Mary, Fla. Apperson, who called 911 after the incident, was involv
A truck is towed at the scene of a shooting involving George Zimmerman, Monday, May 11, 2015, near Trailhead Park in Lake Mary, Fla. The man who called 911 to report he was involved in the shooting appears to be Matthew Apperson, the same person allegedly A truck is towed at the scene of a shooting involving George Zimmerman, Monday, May 11, 2015, near Trailhead Park in Lake Mary, Fla. The man who called 911 to report he was involved in the shooting appears to be Matthew Apperson, the same person allegedly

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A lawyer for a man involved in a shooting with George Zimmerman in Florida says his client acted in self-defense.

Attorney Mark NeJame says his client, Matthew Apperson, didn't break any laws because he was acting in self-defense during his encounter Monday with the former neighborhood watch leader acquitted two years ago in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

NeJame also says he knew of no ongoing feud between Zimmerman and Apperson.

A Lake May Police Department spokeswoman says Zimmerman and Apperson were involved in a road rage incident last September in the Orlando suburb.

Zimmerman was acquitted in the February 2012 shooting death of Martin, an unarmed black teenager, in a case that sparked protests and a national debate about race relations.

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