Feds, Fla. probe teen's shooting by watch captain

1:25 AM, Mar 21, 2012   |    comments
Trayvon Martin, teenager fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer
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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Hundreds have attended a town hall meeting at a suburban Orlando church to voice their outrage about the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a neighborhood watch captain.

A lawyer for the family of Trayvon Martin says the teen told his girlfriend moments before he was killed that he was being followed. Attorney Benjamin Crump says the girlfriend quoted Martin as saying that the watch captain was right behind him. The lawyer also says the girlfriend says she head Martin say "Why are you following me?" Another man asked, "What are you doing around here?'"

The neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, has not been charged and said he shot Martin in self-defense. The teen had been returning from a convenience store where he bought candy.

A prosecutor says a grand jury will meet April 10 to review the evidence in the case. A federal probe has also been launched.

Speaking at the town hall meeting, held in a church in Sanford, NAACP national president Benjamin Jealous said he was "tired of being scared" for black youth.

Associated Press

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