George Zimmerman was injured in a road rage incident Monday, when a man he threatened with a gun responded by firing his own weapon at the former neighborhood watchman’s car.
Broken glass flew into the face of the 31-year-old — who is infamous for killing unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin in 2012 — leaving him with minor cuts.
The alleged shooter, Matthew Apperson, 36, was driving near Zimmerman in the Orlando suburb of Lake Mary when the incident occurred, reports said.
The two men had a history of trouble. They had been involved in another road rage incident in September, when Zimmerman allegedly threatened to kill Apperson, according to sources.
They had another heated argument on Monday, which apparently led to the new shooting incident.
Zimmerman allegedly waved a gun at Apperson, who then fired at Zimmerman’s head. The bullet missed, but shattered a window, scattering glass that injured Zimmerman.
Apperson fled the scene. Moments later, he frantically waved down an employee at a nearby business and confessed what happened, according to local FOX affiliate WPMT.
“I shot George Zimmerman, call 911!” Apperson shouted to witness Kenneth Cornell.
Cornell did call the police and said: “Someone just shot George Zimmerman!”
Zimmerman was treated and released from a hospital. Apperson was taken to the local police station, where he was awaiting the arrival of his attorney before being questioned by investigators. Authorities said the Winter Springs resident was not under arrest.
Monday’s shooting is the latest in a string of headline grabbers for the former neighborhood watch volunteer, who caused protests and anger across America when he was acquitted in 2013 of killing Martin.
A month later, he was pulled over for speeding with a firearm in his glove compartment, but let off with a warning.
In November 2013, his girlfriend accused Zimmerman of domestic violence — but later recanted.
In January, he was accused of assaulting a girlfriend, who also later recanted.
The Martin shooting sparked civil rights rallies and drew attention to the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law.
The feds decided earlier this year not to press civil rights charges against Zimmerman.