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Police: Zimmerman arrested after pointing shotgun at girlfriend

George Zimmerman has been arrested following a disturbance call. (Source: Seminole Co. Sheriff's Office) George Zimmerman has been arrested following a disturbance call. (Source: Seminole Co. Sheriff's Office)
Exteriors of the home in Apopka, FL where George Zimmerman was arrested on Monday. (Source: WKMG/CNN) Exteriors of the home in Apopka, FL where George Zimmerman was arrested on Monday. (Source: WKMG/CNN)

(RNN) - George Zimmerman was arrested on Monday and taken to the Seminole County, FL, jail, according to Dennis Lemma of the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.

Zimmerman has been charged with aggravated assault, battery-domestic violence and criminal mischief after an incident with his girlfriend.

Zimmerman was arrested at around 1 p.m. EST, after authorities responded to a disturbance call at a house in Apopka, FL.

The victim stated that she and Zimmerman were having a verbal dispute, when he broke a table and pointed a double-barrel shotgun at her. She also said he pushed her out of the residence and barricaded the door.

"You just broke my sunglasses and put your gun in my freaking face," the victim can be overheard yelling on a 911 call.

"He knows how to do this, he knows how to play this game," she later told the dispatcher.

Zimmerman also called 911. In the call obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, Zimmerman said his girlfriend, who he claimed is pregnant with his child, "started smashing stuff, taking stuff that belonged to me and throwing it outside, throwing it out of her room, throwing it out of the house. She broke a glass table," after the two agreed to part ways. 

"She told me it was better if we co-parented and that she raise the child on her own. That's fine," he told a 911 operator. "As soon as I started packing up my stuff to leave, she completely changed."

Lemme said Zimmerman's girlfriend is not pregnant.

According to Lemma, when deputies arrived, Zimmerman offered no resistance and was not armed.

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office has requested a search warrant for the home, because they have not recovered the weapon.

Zimmerman will make his first appearance in front of a judge Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. EST.

Until then, he's being held without bond.

If the judge grants him bond, "We would like the judge to impose electronic monitoring … this is an extra step that we ask for in every domestic violence case here in Seminole County," Lemma said. 

Zimmerman has had multiple run-ins with the law since being acquitted in July of the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Since his acquittal, police have pulled over Zimmerman three times and ticketed him once. He was also detained during a domestic incident in September with his ex-wife Shellie.

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