The Gun Used By George Zimmerman To Kill Trayvon Martin Is Sold By Six Digits
Zimmerman said he was "honored and humbled" to sell the weapon.
The gun that killed Trayvon Martin is no longer in the hands of George Zimmerman. The Kel-Tec PF-9 pistol that Zimmerman used when he shot and killed the 17 years, in 2012 it went to auction in UnitedGunGroup.com and the sale was closed the day of today (May 18), according to the News of the 6.
The auction is reviewed close to 200 bids, with the highest bid appears at the six digits. The Orlando outlet says that the weapon still in the case number written on it of when it was used as evidence in Zimmerman's murder trial. He was declared innocent and acquitted of all charges in 2013.
News 6 claims of the highest bid for the weapon was $1138,900, but TMZ says that this number was one of the many fake bids, which caused the auction house to add a verification system for sale.
The gun was the first one that appears in GunBroker.com but the publication of the auction was taken down. Zimmerman then took the gun to UnitedGunGroup.
"I have the honor and pleasure to announce the sale of an American firearm icon" Zimmerman wrote in the original announcement of the gun. "The firearm for sale is the gun that was used to defend my life and in the end, the brutal attack of Trayvon Martin on 2/26/2012."
Kendrick Lamar is rumored to be the buyer of the gun, but the story turned out to be false.
In the midst of the news that the shooter was going to the auction, Tracy Martin, Trayvon Martin's father, released a statement through his foundation, saying he has "no comment on the actions of that person that killed Trayvon."
Zimmerman, then, the outsider, the teenager's parents, blaming his lack of parenting skills, to his confrontation with his son. Zimmerman maintains his position that he acted in self-defense when he fired the gun, on February 26, 2012.