East. St. Louis, MO (KTVI) - Millions of people have signed petitions, marched, even held candle light vigils for Trayvon Martin. The unarmed 17-year-old was shot and killed by a George Zimmerman claiming it was self defense.
Fox 2's April Simpson spoke with Trayvon's father via telephone. The East St. Louis native says he wants justice for his son
Imagine a father listening to his son begging for his life and then being fatally shot. That's the reality for East St. Louis native Tracy Martin after his 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin was gunned down by George Zimmerman.
Tracy Martin was in the process of filing a missing persons report for Trayvon not knowing his unarmed son had been killed. Florida police officials broke the tragic news to tracy.
Zimmerman claims it was self defense, but Tracy says Trayvon had every right to be in the neighborhood, did nothing to provoke the murder, and was an all around good kid.
"He never had a run in with the law or was confrontational at all." said Tracy Martin.
Tracy says the outpouring of support from vigils, to petitions, to marches is overwhelming support he and his family need.
Tracy martin says he just wants justice for his son and to say one last thing, "I love him."