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Officer accused of having Trayvon Martin targets

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A police officer accused of bringing targets resembling Trayvon Martin to a gun range has been fired, CBS news said.

Sgt. Ron King was one of four leading a target practice on April 4 when he pulled out the targets, ABC news said. King reportedly asked the others if they wanted to use the targets, whom replied no and asked King to put them back in his patrol car, ABC news said.

"It is absolutely reprehensible that a high-ranking member of the Port Canaveral Police, sworn to protect and serve Floridians, would use the image of a dead child as target practice," said Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Trayvon Martin's parents, according to CBS news.

Martin was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, on Feb. 26, 2012, CBS news said. Zimmerman said he shot the 17-year-old in self-defence, ABC news said. Zimmerman's trial is scheduled for June, ABC news reported.

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