Zimmerman's wife calls police, saying he threatened her with gun


In this June 24, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman, left, arrives in Seminole circuit court, with his wife Shellie, in Sanford. Shellie Zimmerman called police on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, saying her husband threatened her and her dad with a gun.

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Published: Monday, September 9, 2013 at 3:11 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, September 9, 2013 at 4:44 p.m.

LAKE MARY — The police chief of the Orlando suburb where officers are investigating a fight between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife says Shellie Zimmerman doesn't want to press charges.

Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell says Shellie Zimmerman and her father made the decision Monday after consulting with her attorney.

Shellie Zimmerman called 911, saying her estranged husband had threatened her and her father with a gun, and that he had punched her father in the nose.

A police spokesman later said Zimmerman and his wife were blaming each other for starting the fight at her father's home in Lake Mary.

Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce last week, saying she and her husband had separated a month after he was acquitted of any crime for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

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