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Fri Jun 15, 2012, 04:34 PM

Khaled Akkawi, who sold Zimmerman the gun that killed Trayvon, named as a witness in the case

Shoot Straight owner, now a George Zimmerman witness: 'He bought the gun from us'

By Jeff Weiner and Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel

3:51 p.m. EST, June 15, 2012


Among the newly named witnesses is Khaled Akkawi, owner of Shoot Straight, and several of his employees. Why? Akkawi told the Orlando Sentinel the FBI paid him a visit several weeks after the shooting with a photo of Zimmerman, wanting to know if he had been to the chain's gun stores and ranges.

"He bought the gun from us," Akkawi said.

Earlier Friday, Akkawi who stresses that he is a strong supporter of Florida's stand-your-ground law, which has come under fire since the Feb. 26 shooting expressed surprise when told he was named as a witness in the case. But after thinking about it further, he said there were several possible reasons.

In addition to the gun sale, Akkawi said, Zimmerman visited Shoot Straight's Casselberry location on multiple occasions, had fired on the ranges and interacted with employees. The store also is a major National Rifle Association recruiter, he said, and his employees have testified in court as experts in the past.

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Fri Jun 15, 2012, 04:57 PM

1. Probably just a SOP chain of custody thing

Unless the sale was illegal, like a bungled background check, what's the point?


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