Trayvon Martin was minding his own business, say supporters, and was unjustly profiled and attacked.
On the rainy evening of February 26th, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman inside his own gated Sanford, Florida community where he was living with his father, stepmother and little brother.
It’s reported that Trayvon left his house with a hoodie on to grab some snacks (an iced-tea and Skittles) at a local corner store. After leaving the store to return home, he was followed by Zimmerman, a volunteer watch captain who thought that the 17-year-old looked suspicious and threatening. He called 911 to alert them of his suspicions and asked if he thought he should follow the boy, the police said no. .