March 26th, 2012
08:00 PM ET

Witness to aftermath of Trayvon Martin shooting: 'he was not trying to help'

Two women who heard the gunshot and witnessed the aftermath of the shooting that killed Trayvon Martin say the shooter, George Zimmerman did not appear to be trying to help Martin in any way, and had to be urged to call 911. The women, who talked to CNN's Erin Burnett, said they heard cries during an apparent struggle, but the cries were cut short by the gunshot.

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  1. Sadie

    I don't usually watch Erin Burnett, but I flipped to it only to hear her talk about the suspension and marijuana fumed backpack of the seventeen year old Trayvon Martin. I waited for her to discuss Zimmerman's drug use, if any, or if she was going to delve into his life she didn'tinstead she propped up two black men to talk about everything but the death of this kid. One man talked about black on black crime???
    I hope CNN get's their act together and fire her. I don't understand why they ended In the Arena, only to have a far right wing commentator like her on their line up.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Reply
  2. Don Garritano

    We will continue to have the type of deadly crime like that committed in Sanford ,FL as long as we embrace the second Amendment. That being said, Mr. Zimmerman is neither "white" in the classic sense nor, as far as we know, a rascist. News reports have him doing volunteer work in the past with black youth. What disturbs me most in all this is that the Hispanic leaders have not gotten involved, only Mr. Obama whose motives are pretty transparent. A leader would express his ( or her) deep concern about another case of senseless violence and not make an eerie statement that "...if (he) had a son he would look like Trayvon". Really? He would look like you? How does Mr. Zimmerman's mixed race stack up with that statement? I'm just sayin'. Zimmerman apparently lived by some twisted code of conduct that not only put him in harm's way ( probably stupidly) and was a catalyst in the death of a young man who certainly did not deserve that violent fate. I lve in and HOA ( not gated) and my house was robbed while my family was asleep and I still do not own a gun and I DO NOT PLAN ON OWNING ONE. I would urge Mssrs. Sharpton and Jackson to go home and do something about the hundreds of black on black crime that occurs every day in every major city in the US. Philadelphia had 84 homicides since 1/1/12 ( amost 1 per day). No parades, no demonstrations. What's up with that?

    March 27, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Reply
  3. Debi Walls

    Zimmerman claims to have been beaten yet we haven't seen a medical report. If his head had been bashed into the pavement, why aren't there police pictures of his injuries. The injuries described would have needed medical attention. Someone should be looking into Zimmerman's claim via his spokesman. He sounds more like a vigilante than watch captain

    March 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Reply
  4. thetruckinglife

    if zimmerman was punched in the face and had his head slammed against the sidewalk would that not require some type of medical attention?
    surely there would be some physical scars left behind as evidence.
    did the altercation happen the same day as the shooting?
    maybe zimmerman getting revenge if the altercation occurred prior to the day of the shooting.

    this post is based on what i have heard in this video clip.

    March 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply
  5. A Brown

    IS stand your ground, a right for both persons, or just who shots lst. Trayon, was not on his property, he was on his way hm. Zimmerman had no uniform on to ID his authority...Let us all pray & continue to call for Justice & the truth be toid. Would not want this on "any" child or person. God is love.

    March 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Reply
  6. debbie harrison

    Today on this show there was some mention of a gender changed contest in the USA/Canada contest being told she could not enter. When asked by reporters for a comment she told them she wanted to wait to speak to a lawyer. Erin Burnett replied "How Canadian" This I found an odd response but I decided to write this as on a previous show she made mention that Canada was looking into selling their oil to China for the price of a Panda, and later actually stated that we obviously were being paid more. I am a proud Canadian and find these comments untrue as well as offensive. I have been a CNN junkie for years and have never heard an announcer speak like this. If the US is not going to decide within a decent amount of time if they are going ahead with keystone or not then yes, we have the right to sell our oil any where we so choose. We do not have to wait for the US to decide. What does Miss Burnett have against Canadians? We do make up a fairly large group of CNN watchers. And we do not all wait to speak to a lawyer before we speak.

    March 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Reply
  7. Tim Fairchild

    There would have been no shooting if Zimmerman had kept his distance. He closed the distance and developed the situation. Now a young man is dead. Zimmerman's actions should be scrutinized in a court of law. Let the jurors decide his fate.

    March 26, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Reply

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