George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin case update: Zimmerman sought gun two weeks after shooting

Report claims Zimmerman feared for his life

New documents released by the state attorney's office provide some new details into the shooting of Trayvon Martin, including that George Zimmerman feared for his life when news of the shooting went public.

Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, is currently facing a murder charge for the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen. Zimmerman claimed he shot Martin in self defense after being attacked, while prosecutors say Zimmerman was the one who provoked the confrontation.

According to witness statements, two gun store owners told investigators Zimmerman inquired about purchasing guns two weeks after the shooting, telling them, "his life is in danger and he needs more guns." Zimmerman's attorney said his client faced death threats in the weeks after the shooting.

The newly released documents also provide a few new details about Zimmerman and Martin.  A co-worker of Zimmerman's told investigators he's a good man and that he had never seen anything that made him believe Zimmerman is a racist.

Martin's parents told police he loved math and hoped to study aviation at FAMU or the University of Miami some day.

The witness statements to investigators also reveal both Travyon Martin's parents and George Zimmerman's parents believed the voice screaming on the 911 call belonged to their son.

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