Some reports suggest Zimmerman uttered racial insults at the teenager before the altercation.
According to police reports, he followed Martin, and an “altercation” ensued.
The altercation was reportedly "all over a little white H&M bow tie," that one of the bottle service waitresses liked and put on.
The only thing that both sides agree on is that an altercation ensued, and Brown was shot multiple times.
In January, a security video surfaced of an altercation with his girlfriend.
The Rao Sahib interposed, fearful of an altercation between his two most skillful commanders.
Some altercation was just then going on in the apartments of those ladies.
Passing a saloon one night alone, Gillis heard an altercation going on inside, and very naturally stepped in to enjoy it.
Dominick and Otto, standing on the beach, had witnessed this altercation.
And now, at the very beginning, indeed, within less than a minute they were engaged in an altercation with them.
late 14c., from Old French altercacion (12c.) and directly from Latin altercationem (nominative altercatio) "a dispute, debate, discussion," noun of action from past participle stem of altercari "to dispute (with another)," from alter "other" (see alter).