Nightly News   |  April 14, 2013

Florida police officer fired for Trayvon shooting target

A police officer has been fired after making target posters depicting Trayvon Martin, NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> a police officer has been fired from his job in port canaveral , florida after a questionable incident at a target range. officials say the officer brought target posters depicting an image of trayvon martin, the 17-year-old who was shot to death by a neighborhood watch volunteer in florida last year. later sergeant ron king reportedly apologized to the martin family in a youtube video and said he created the posters as a way of getting officers to think before firing too quickly.