He said this man was watching him, so he put his hoodie on. He said he lost the man. I asked Trayvon to run and he said he was going to walk fast. I told him to run, but he said he was not going to run-Unnamed friend of Trayvon Martin Mar 21, 2012
He killed my son. He couldn't control himself-Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin Mar 17, 2012
She is a 16-year-old teenager who just lost a friend very special to her. Her parents are very concerned. They did not want her to get involved, and it wasn't until Mr. Martin found the phone records and saw that she called him at 7:12. The police got on the scene at 7:17, and he was shot and dead on the ground.'' -Benjamin Crump, Martin Family AttorneLawyer: Call with slain teen the truth Mar 21, 2012
Looks like he's up to no good, or he's on drugs or something-George Zimmerman, 911 call Mar 17, 2012
We have not done anything but conduct a fair and complete investigation-Bill Lee, Sanford Police Chief Mar 19, 2012
Trayvon Martin (February 5, 1995 – February 26, 2012) was an African American teenager who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a multiracial man adopted by Jewish parents in Sanford, Florida. Martin, who was unarmed, had been walking to his father's girlfriend's house when Zimmerman called 911 and followed Martin after he witnessed alleged suspicious activity. Soon after, he fatally shot Martin during an altercation between the two. Zimmerman described the shooting as self-defense, and he was not arrested. Witnesses gave conflicting accounts of the shooting. Both Martin and Zimmerman had made phone calls during the incident, some of which were recorded by emergency personnel. The circumstances around his death received international attention, particularly regarding Florida's self-defense laws and allegations of racial motivations and police misconduct, triggering multiple investigations.