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Man who shot at George Zimmerman released on bond

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, listens in court, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing. Matthew Apperson who shot at Zimmerman during a confrontation along a busy central Florida road has been arrested and charged Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A man who shot at George Zimmerman during a confrontation along a busy central Florida road has been ordered by a judge to turn in his weapons and avoid contact with Zimmerman.

Matthew Apperson made his first appearance before a judge Saturday. The Orlando Sentinel (http://tinyurl.com/mnjmmmc ) reports he was released on $35,000 bond after being charged Friday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and firing a missile into an occupied conveyance.

Zimmerman’s attorney said the former neighborhood watch volunteer was driving to a doctor’s appointment Monday when Apperson intentionally fired his gun into Zimmerman’s truck without provocation.

The passenger window of Zimmerman’s pickup had a bullet hole in it, and Zimmerman suffered minor injuries from flying glass and debris.

Zimmerman and Apperson were involved in a road-rage episode last September.

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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