Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman on Sunday, February 26, 2012. The 17-year-old from Miami was in Sanford staying with his dad at the Retreat at Twin Lakes Townhomes,
Martin had walked to a nearby convenience store and was returning to his dad's home at the time of the shooting. He was unarmed, carrying only a bag of Skittles and a bottle of iced tea.
George Zimmerman is accused of following the teen because he looked suspicious. Zimmerman even called police to report Trayvon and was advised by 911 dispatchers not to follow him.