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Enhanced Video Seems To Show Trayvon Martin Shooter With Head Wound

4/3/2012 1:45 PM ET

New, enhanced surveillance video shows George Zimmerman entering the police station the night he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin with what appears to be a clearly defined mark on the back of his head.

Zimmerman, 28, said he killed the teen out of self-defense, claiming that the teen punched him and slammed his head into a sidewalk before the shooting.

Martin's supporters say Zimmerman, a white Hispanic, shot the unarmed black youth after racial profiling and stalking the teen in his Florida neighborhood.

ABC News initially released the video of Zimmerman that did not show marks as clearly but then had the video enhanced and released the new clip Monday, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The original video was released by Sanford police and shows Zimmerman entering the police station the night of Martin's death on February 26th. The sharper footage shows a possible gash or injury on Zimmerman's head more clearly than the previously released video.

ABC News requested the video be enhanced by Forensic Protection Inc., a California video-and-audio-enhancement firm, according to the Sentinel. Jasmine Rand, a Martin family attorney, said the video footage doesn't change her client's position.

"Once again, George Zimmerman was the aggressor. He pursued Trayvon in this instance. If he did have any medical injuries, that did not give him the right to use deadly force and shoot and kill Trayvon," Rand said, according to CBS News.

by RTT Staff Writer

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