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Shooter had 'fixation' on George Zimmerman, history of mental illness, police report says

  • FILE - In this July 9, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom for a lunch break his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla. A police report says a man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman on May 11, 2015, had “a fixation” on the former neighborhood watch leader. The report made public Tuesday, May 19, 2015,  says 36-year-old Matthew Apperson had recently been admitted to a mental institution and had shown signs of paranoia, anxiety and bipolar disorder. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File via AP)

    FILE - In this July 9, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom for a lunch break his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla. A police report says a man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman on May 11, 2015, had “a fixation” on the former neighborhood watch leader. The report made public Tuesday, May 19, 2015, says 36-year-old Matthew Apperson had recently been admitted to a mental institution and had shown signs of paranoia, anxiety and bipolar disorder. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this May 11, 2015 file photo, Matthew Apperson, who authorities say was involved in a shooting incident involving George Zimmerman, enters the Lake Mary Police Department with his attorney in Lake Mary, Fla. A police report says Apperson, charged with shooting at George Zimmerman on May 11, had “a fixation” on the former neighborhood watch leader. The report made public Tuesday, May 19, 2015,  also says 36-year-old Matthew Apperson had recently been admitted to a mental institution and had shown signs of paranoia, anxiety and bipolar disorder (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

    FILE- In this May 11, 2015 file photo, Matthew Apperson, who authorities say was involved in a shooting incident involving George Zimmerman, enters the Lake Mary Police Department with his attorney in Lake Mary, Fla. A police report says Apperson, charged with shooting at George Zimmerman on May 11, had “a fixation” on the former neighborhood watch leader. The report made public Tuesday, May 19, 2015, also says 36-year-old Matthew Apperson had recently been admitted to a mental institution and had shown signs of paranoia, anxiety and bipolar disorder (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

A police report says a man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman last week had "a fixation" on the former neighborhood watch leader.

The report made public Tuesday also says 36-year-old Matthew Apperson had recently been admitted to a mental institution and had shown signs of paranoia, anxiety and bipolar disorder.

Apperson's attorney didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

The report says Zimmerman told officers he had been driving in an Orlando suburb when Apperson got behind his truck and yelled, "You remember me?"

Zimmerman says he called Apperson a clown, and Apperson fired a gun at his car a short time later. Zimmerman suffered minor injuries.

Apperson is charged with aggravated assault.

Zimmerman was acquitted of any crime two years ago for fatality shooting unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.