A teenage girl reportedly was on the phone with Trayvon Martin before his untimely demise, ABC News reports. She recounts how Martin told her someone was following him.
Call logs verified by ABC News confirm she was talking to the teen who was being followed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.
“He said this man was watching him, so he put his hoodie on. He said he lost the man,” she told ABC News. “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.”
Trayvon Martin left his father’s fiance’s home to grab some snacks from a local 7-eleven. He bought skittles and an Arizona iced tea before attempting to return to the residence.
Zimmerman followed teen despite orders from an emergency dispatcher telling him not to.
Zimmerman tells the emergency dispatcher he sees someone in the neighborhood who looks suspicious. He remarks the teen looks like he’s on drugs or something.
“These a**holes always get away,” Zimmerman says .
Dispatcher: “Are you following him?”
Dispatcher: “We don’t need you to do that.”
Moments later, Zimmerman confronts the teen.
“Trayvon said, ‘What, are you following me for,’” according to his friend. “and the man said, ‘What are you doing here.’ Next thing I hear is somebody pushing, and somebody pushed Trayvon because the head set just fell. I called him again and he didn’t answer the phone.”
A scuffle ensued between the two, which left Martin dead with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Zimmerman has yet to be charged with a crime claiming “self-defense.”
The teen’s family is still seeking answers. The FBI and Justice Department is conducting an investigation in the teen’s death.