MANASSAS, Va. – Trayvon Martin’s death has sparked outrage across the country. Now we’re learning the man who pulled the trigger grew up right here in Northern Virginia. George Zimmerman grew up in a house on Sweetbriar Street in Manassas. He lived there with his parents an older brother and younger sister and their mother’s mother, who was Peruvian. George and Kay Hall live across the street from the house the Zimmerman’s moved into when George was just a toddler. They moved to Florida soon after he graduated high school. Zimmerman was part of Osbourn High School’s class of 2001. “Perfect gentleman. He was very smart. Very intelligent. Very polite. Healthy. He’d be your ideal child.” said George Hall. “He was just very gracious. Nice fella,” said Kay Hall The 28-year old Zimmerman was patrolling his suburban Orlando neighborhood on Sunday February 26th when he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. Trayvon Martin was walking through the gated and racially mixed community with an ice tea in his hand and skittles in his pocket. Zimmerman has not been charged in the case. The Justice Department is now investigating. “I don’t understand how it came to that kind of tussle that somebody would have to shoot somebody. I don’t know the boy he shot. And I don’t know what could have gone on there.” said Kay Hall. George Hall says he once wrote a letter of recommendation for his young neighbor George to go to the police academy in Northern Virginia. “He just said he always wanted to be a policeman,” says Hall. Zimmerman was captain of his neighborhood watch in Sanford, Florida and licensed to carry a gun. “We hope that that wasn’t something that George did out of anger because we couldn’t see him… the George we knew doing anything like that,” says Kay Hall. “So we’re shocked. Feel sorry for the family. I mean I can’t imagine what his mother’s going through. And his dad,” George Hall said. George Zimmerman’s older brother still lives in Prince William County.