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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.

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