"Trayvon, who lived in Miami with his mother, had been visiting his father and stepmother in a gated townhome community called The Retreat...As Trayvon returned to the townhome, Sanford police received a 911 call reporting a suspicious person...Without waiting for police to arrive, Crump said, Zimmerman confronted Trayvon, who was on the sidewalk near his home. By the time police got there, Trayvon was dead of a single gunshot to the chest.
"What do the police find in his pocket? Skittles," Crump said. "A can of Arizona ice tea in his jacket pocket and Skittles in his front pocket for his brother Chad."
Since Trayvon, a high school junior who wanted to be a pilot, was black and Zimmerman is white, Crump said race is "the 600 pound elephant in the room."
"Why is this kid suspicious in the first place? I think a stereotype must have been placed on the kid," Crump said." --reuters
interesting story to say the least. i think the guy should have at least been taken in, since there was a dead body. maybe he was taken in, i dont know.