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Probe Into Florida Teen’s Shooting Death Nearing End

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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The police chief of the agency investigating the shooting death of an unarmed teen by a neighborhood watch leader in central Florida says no arrest has been made because there is no evidence to dispute the shooter’s claim of self-defense.

Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee said Monday that the investigation into the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was wrapping up and the case would be turned over to the State Attorney’s Office on Tuesday.

Martin’s family has criticized the police department for not arresting 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who admitted to the shooting but claimed he was defending himself.

A police report says Zimmerman initially called 911 to report a suspicious person in the neighborhood and minutes later dispatchers received several calls of shots being fired in the neighborhood.

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