A law enforcement official said the shooter in the killing of Trayvon Martin will be charged with second degree murder and is in custody, according to the Associated Press.
Angela B. Corey, the prosecutor, called for a press conference at 6 p.m. in Jacksonville Wednesday to announce the charges against George Zimmerman, 28, who fatally shot Martin while on volunteer crime watch, according to the New York Times.
There was never an arrest earlier because of Florida's stand your ground law which gives people leniency in a killing case by claiming self-defense, according to the AP.
Earlier in the week Corey said that she would not convene a grand jury in investigating the case, but would make the decision herself, according to the New York Times.
Zimmerman had been in hiding the past several weeks after receiving multiple death threats, according to the New York Times.
The lack of an arrest caused a public outcry over Martin's death. It sparked many rallies in the Orlando area, and all over the country, according to the AP.
The shooting occurred Feb. 26 when Martin was returning to his father's girlfriend's home when Zimmerman approached him. Zimmerman told police that Martin had punched him in the face and tried to take the gun when he was returning to his truck, according to the AP.
Zimmerman then told cops he shot Martin in self defense, according to the New York Times.