GZ was not a cop, he was on the neighborhood watch. TM was visiting the neighborhood. GZ called the police reporting a suspicious individual, and was told to stay in his car & watch him until police arrived, but for some reason, got out and followed him and a confrontation ensued, during which TM was shot and killed. GZ said he thought TM had a gun, but it was only a candy bar.
This occurred in Florida. The case falls under the "Stand Your Ground" law. Trayvon Martin was returning to the apartment complex where his father resides after walking to the store to buy Skittles and an ice tea. George Zimmerman was part of the neighborhood watch group. He saw a young, black male, wearing a hoodie who in his opinion looked suspicious and thought he was carrying something suspicious in his hand. Although after calling the police three times and being told not to follow Trayvon, he disobeyed the orders of law enforcement, exited his car with a concealed weapon, had words and an alleged altercation with Trayvon Martin and subsequently shot and killed him.
Agreed with cookie This was everywhere but anyway trayvon martin went to the store and had got some skittles and tea so he had a hoodie on talking to his GF on the phone George zimmerman was the neighborhood watch AKA "Racist" anyway he stopped trayvon martin and told him to come here or watever george was racist cause he thought trayvon martin was a THUG!!!!? wtf so i cant walk with a hoodie with tea and skittles SMH but anyway George shot trayvon martin and killed him is some other things happend just look it up my hands are getting tired