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Deputies say George Zimmerman's girlfriend accused him of pointing a shotgun at her during an argument at the home they shared in Apopka.

Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said Monday during a news conference in Sanford that Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief after the dispute.

Lemma says no one was hurt, and no one else was at the home when deputies arrived.

Deputies say Zimmerman had barricaded himself inside a home on Topfield Ct. by wedging furniture against the door before officers arrived.  His girlfriend was outside the home and gave deputies a key to get inside.

"The victim indicated she and George Zimmerman were having a verbal dispute, and at that time, she alleged that he had broken a table, and at one point, pointed a long-barrel shotgun at her," said Lemma.  "He actually pushed her out of the front of the residence and barricaded the door with furniture."

Zimmerman told a 911 operator that he never pulled a gun on his girlfriend, and that it was she who smashed the table.   Zimmerman said on the 911 call Monday that the girlfriend also became upset when he started to leave.

When deputies arrived, they were able to open to door and push away the furniture.   Lemma says once deputies got inside, Zimmerman did not resist and was not armed.  He says investigators hope to search the home for any weapons.

Zimmerman was transported and booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility.  He is being held on no-bond status.  The Sheriff's Office is also requesting electronic monitoring, should Zimmerman be released.  They said this is an extra step that law enforcement requests in domestic battery cases.

Zimmerman was acquitted this summer in the murder trial of Trayvon Martin.  

Zimmerman and his estranged wife were involved in a domestic dispute in September. Police said no charges were filed against either of them because of a lack of evidence.   That dispute took place just days after Shellie Zimmerman filed divorce papers.

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