Boy, 17, shot to death after ‘altercation’
by Rachel Delinski, Herald Editor
February 29 2012 at 1212 | 11153 views | 25 25 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot and killed Sunday after an argument at the Twin Lakes townhomes.
Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot and killed Sunday after an argument at the Twin Lakes townhomes.
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Police are remaining tight-lipped about a shooting in the Twin Lakes Town Homes neighborhood Sunday that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old boy.

Sanford Police Spokesperson Sgt. Dave Morgenstern said police are still investigating the incident that left Trayvon Martin, of Miami, dead after what they are calling an “altercation” with a 25-year-old man in the subdivision.

In a press release issued today, police said they have determined that the shooter was serving in the role of a neighborhood watch member when the shooting occurred.

Morgenstern said Martin was in Sanford to visit his father.

Police responded the neighborhood around 7:15 p.m. and found Martin behind a building at 1231 Twin Trees Lane. They said the shooter surrendered immediately.

So far, police have not charged the shooter with a crime and Morgenstern would not confirm or deny that the man had a concealed weapons license.

Police stated today that the shooter has remained cooperative and once the investigation is complete the information will be provided to the State Attorney’s Office.

Since the incident, letters were hand delivered to residents of the Twin Lakes community informing them of an upcoming meeting between residents and police.

Since the meeting will be held inside the gated community, it will not be open to the public.