Trayvon Martin: a walk-through of the shooting scene

The layout of the Retreat at Twin Lakes, and the route Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman took on the night of February 26th, courtesy of ShowMe:

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13 Responses to Trayvon Martin: a walk-through of the shooting scene

  1. Connie says:

    Excellent reporting! We noticed in your video of the crime scene that you focused on a surveillance camera, apparently being operated by the gated community where the shooting took place.

    Has anyone checked to see if that surveillance camera caught the shooting incident on camera? This would be CRUCIAL evidence. Some of these security cameras are on a 36-hour or so loop and may record over previous video. It would be imperative immediately to secure any video caught by the community’s surveillance cameras.

    • John says:

      Excellent reporting?
      This report is incomplete, inconclusive and the map of such low resolution that it beggars belief that anyone could draw anything from it.
      The discussions are good but drawing conclusions without at least showing photographs of the location (to determine lines of site).
      So little can be gained by looking at a real estate map. Get up a decent sized Google map and some photos. Looking at a stylised real estate map tells us nothing. We can’t see if or where Martin may or may not have been seen.
      All we can do is speculate.
      Let’s find the facts and use science and evidence to prove our arguments.

  2. Shawn says:

    That would require that this incompetent police force did their jobs and thought of securing those tapes immediately.

    Thank you for this, Miss Reid. So was George gonna call 911 on any black kid who entered through the front entrance if that’s where he was perched? And yeah, considering the shooting occurred at a place with an obstructed view from the street, the claims of not pursuing Travyon are bogus. Considering Trayvon allegedly lost him that quickly, I wish he would have just followed his girlfriend’s advice and ran home. :(

  3. sweetiepie says:

    thank you for this information. Very interesting! It seems plausible that Zimmerman saw him near the gate as he was leaving and instead followed him in his car until he had to pursue on foot. Your map also shows how many units are in this community. Hundreds of people plus their friends and relatives. For Zimmerman to claim he didn’t recognize Trayvon as his reason to pursue (because he knew everyone who “belonged” there) is just insane.

  4. BccList.com says:

    Nice video! A commenter (Will) on my blog mentioned your site when referencing the location of Zimmerman’s home in the gated community. This link will help fill in some of your blank spots:

    http://bcclist.com/2012/03/27/trayvon-martin-george-zimmerman-map/

    Note: Scroll to the bottom of the posting for my updated map. You’ll also need to scroll to the bottom of the comments for the freshest material. As somebody with ADD, I apologize in advance – there’s a lot of content in the blog posting and 200+ comments but the stuff at the bottom is where it’s at.

  5. Ka-El says:

    Zimmerman hunted this baby causing him to panic. Some forget this was a kid, and kids panic when being chased. Perhaps he did not want to lead this predator to his family.

    • John says:

      Predator? Gross assumption. He was in a mindset of public protection as evident by his role as a neighbourhood watch volunteer. This report is incomplete, inconclusive and the map of such low resolution that it beggars belief that anyone could draw anything from it.
      The discussions are good but drawing conclusions without at least showing photographs of the location (to determine lines of site).
      So little can be gained by looking at a real estate map. Get up a decent sized Google map and some photos. Looking at a stylised real estate map tells us nothing. We can’t see if or where Martin may or may not have been seen.
      All we can do is speculate.
      Let’s find the facts and use science and evidence to prove our arguments.

  6. Dorge says:

    How do you know there’s an awning over the clubhouse? Because DeeDee said so? With hundreds of people living in the development, you’d think Zimmerman would say he was loitering under the perhaps mythical awning, just in case someone else had driven by or seen the kid before him, or while he was on the phone with the dispatcher.

  7. Burgess says:

    I think Zimmerman was truly concerned for his neighbor hood, and because so many burglaries had gone unpunished because the young black men escape, he did what he was told not to in order to keep a visual til cops arrive, thinking it’s a repeat offender.
    Trayvon, like any young black kid stalked by a white guy, was scared, questioned Zimmerman when he got too close, panicked when he noticed the guy was armed, knowing he wasn’t, the two stuggled, Zimmerman thought he was a regular bad guy buglarizing his home area, shot and killed, what he found out later was just a young innocent kid, not involved with the other crimes. Now he has to lie and wiggle to save his behind.

  8. Tomas J. MacDonnall says:

    Based on the timeline reported, the first encounter happened near the club house. Trayvon moved quickly away from that position; reporting to the girl on the phone that he was now near his father’s condo. Zimmerman reported that he had lost site of Trayvon. This seems to be factual. Minutes past; time for Trayvon to get to his father’s place. Yet, Trayvon then shows up, again, near the “sidewalk tee”; out of breath like he had been running. Isn’t it possible that Trayvon did go near his father’s place, as he reported to the girl, then, determined not to be “bullied”; returned and confronted Zimmerman. The death of the boy is terrible; however there is so much doubt in the testimony that, in a court of justice, no conviction is reasonable!

    • John says:

      This is the first sensible and unassuming statement I have read so far. We cannot judge anything without having sat in that courtroom. Bravo Mr MacDonnall.

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