Teen Shot, Killed while Visiting Friends
Sanford police are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading up to the shooting death of a 17-year-old on Sunday night.
Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot and killed during an encounter with 25-year-old George Zimmerman, at The Retreat at Twin Lakes Townhomes in Sanford, police say.
When investigators arrived at the location, Martin was found dead behind the townhomes.
Police also say, at the time of the encounter with Martin, Zimmerman, a white male, was serving in the role of neighborhood watch member.
Investigators have not released any details of the encounter between the two, but say, Zimmerman is cooperating with police and is not under arrest at this time.
Martin, a black male, was in Sanford visiting friends of the family for the week, when he was shot and killed.
The investigation is continuing.