HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (WPIX)—Officials in the town of Hempstead, Long Island, are planning a rally in support of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager shot and killed last month by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida.
Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall and other local officials and members of the community are expected to attend Saturday's 1 p.m. rally in the area outside Hempstead Village Hall.
The shooter, 28-year-old George Zimmerman, claimed he was acting in self-defense when he pulled the trigger on the night of February 26th. Zimmerman has not been charged in connection with Martin's death, but many have called for his arrest.
The police report said Zimmerman was injured the night of the shooting but a surveillance video showed him arriving at the police station without any clear signs of injury.
Meantime, Zimmerman's brother Robert Zimmerman Jr. appeared on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" and defended his brother's actions.