Eyewitness to Trayvon Martin Shooting Offers Account of Fatal Struggle


Speaking anonymously to Anderson Cooper by phone, the witness (whose voice is distorted but sounds like a man) says he observed the struggle between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin from a window. The distance of that window from the men was unspecified to protect the person's identity. The witness says that with a view impaired by darkness, he saw two men scuffling on grass and heard two cries for help.

"I couldn't see a lot of movement," he says. "It was very dark. But I felt like they were scuffling. And then I heard gun shots, which to me, were more like pops than like a bang." Cooper clarifies that indeed the witness means pops, plural.

Cooper also probes the eyewitness about the dynamics of the struggle, attempting to get at which man appeared to be on top during the fight, which would tend to suggest which man was the aggressor, or so the attorneys can argue.

"You believe the shooter was on top?" Cooper asks.

"I can't really say, because it was so dark. I'm just saying in your head, you're thinking, when you see now a couple seconds later, in the dark you see the person that's alive walk away, you know you obviously go, 'Okay, he must have got up. He walked away.' When the other person is laying there face down."