Trayvon Martin Witness Fears For His Own Life
1 year ago
13-year old bears resemblance says he "fits the stereotype as the person who got shot"
Another witness to in the Trayvon Martin tragedy has come forward.
The rarely mentioned 13-year old witness Austin McClendon says "that could have happened to me" when asked about the incident where Neighborhood Watch member George Zimmerman shot and killed the unarmed Martin in February.
In a video interview with the Orlando Sentinel, McClendon (who's name was only recently published) says that he feels upset that he could not help Martin when he saw him on the ground. He says that he was out walking his dog the night the shooting occurred. He saw Martin laying on the ground and wanted to go help, but then his dog got of the leash. When he ran to get the dog, he heard gunshots. At that point his sister, who was home at the time called the police as he ran in the house.
In the video, the young boy is obviously rattled by the ordeal. His parents say that he has been acting up in school ever since.
The somber interview ends with McClendon saying he feels that he "fits the stereotype as the person who got shot."
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