More to the point, despite being directed by the police dispatcher NOT to follow this young man, the shooter did so. Under the Shoot First legislation, it is legal to shoot someone while in your car, if you FEEL threatened, regardless if you actually ARE threatened. The criteria for shooting becomes not objective, but subjective. The duty to retreat, the obligation to attempt to avoid shooting someone if you safely can, would no longer exist. It would be perfectly legal to go looking for trouble, to follow someone, to pursue shooting someone who was not pursuing or attempting to harm you. This case has a number of facets which underline the problems with the recently vetoed Shoot First legislation, especially that only ONE side - the shooter's version of events - can be told.
The case of the Trayvon Martin shooting also brings up the issue of violence and hate crimes. In the case of Trayvon Martin, the only basis that appears to exist for his being considered suspicious is that he is black, and was walking in a white gated community where black teens were not common.