A Florida man who was shot by his stepson final month in self-defense was himself arrested this week for battery after leaving the hospital, in accordance with a number of reviews.
On June 26, William Zimmerman, 53, was blasted by his stepson in the course of a violent assault on his mom, Native 10 reported.
Authorities advised the outlet that the unidentified 25-year-old stepson fired the shot whereas on the cellphone with a 911 dispatcher.
The shooter tended to his stepfather whereas ready for medics and advised investigators that Zimmerman routinely hit his mom and made threats towards each of them.
“He additionally said his mom is a daily sufferer of home violence and that his stepfather routinely threatens to kill him, her and regulation enforcement,” mentioned Adam Linhardt, a spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Workplace. “He added his stepfather is thought to own firearms.”
Deputies interviewed the mom, who confirmed indicators of abuse and mentioned Zimmerman attacked her repeatedly.
Zimmerman was then handled at an area hospital and advised personnel that he deliberate to kill the stepson for the capturing, which Zimmerman claimed to authorities got here with none warning, in accordance with the Miami Herald.
Zimmerman was arrested Tuesday after his launch from the Miami facility and charged with misdemeanor battery for attacking his spouse.
An investigation into the preliminary capturing is ongoing, however authorities mentioned the stepson appeared to have acted in self-defense and is unlikely to be charged.