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ORLANDO | The family of a Florida teen who was fatally shot after an encounter with a Neighborhood Watch leader on Thursday has asked the police department investigating the death to release 911 tapes that may help explain how the young man died.
Family members said 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, of Miami, was visiting his father and soon-to-be stepmother last month at their home in a gated community in the Orlando suburb Sanford. He had gone to a convenience store to buy some Skittles and was returning home when he was confronted by an armed man who was head of the local Neighborhood Watch.
The man hasn’t been charged. His name and Martin’s name were redacted in a preliminary police report.
A spokesman for the Sanford police didn’t return a call Thursday.
Martin’s father, Tracy, said Thursday that family members were upset that no arrest had been made in the shooting. He described the neighborhood as mixed race, but his attorneys said they believed Trayvon Martin was being profiled at the time of the encounter because he was a young black man. The Neighborhood Watch leader is white. The attorneys also questioned why a Neighborhood Watch leader would carry a gun.
“He was stereotyped for some reason,” attorney Ben Crump said of the victim. “Why was Trayvon suspicious? There are hundreds of children in that community.”
Man arrested, 40,000 fake erectile drugs seized
LOS ANGELES | A former South Korean law enforcement officer accused of bringing nearly 40,000 phony erectile dysfunction pills into the U.S. has been released on a $10,000 bond.
Kil Jun Lee, 71, made an initial appearance in Los Angeles federal court late Wednesday, and his preliminary hearing was set for March 28.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Mr. Lee was returning from a trip to South Korea on Feb. 25 when officers at Los Angeles International Airport found the counterfeit Viagra, Cialis and Levitra pills in his luggage.
He was arrested Wednesday at his Los Angeles apartment on charges of trafficking in counterfeit goods.
Titanic site mapped fully for first time
SOUTH PORTLAND | Researchers have pieced together what’s believed to be the first comprehensive map of the entire 3-by-5-mile Titanic debris field and hope it will provide new clues about what exactly happened the night 100 years ago when the superliner hit an iceberg, plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic and became a legend.
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