According to police reports, he followed Martin, and an “altercation” ensued.
The only thing that both sides agree on is that an altercation ensued, and Brown was shot multiple times.
He got into an altercation that ended with a white man savagely beating him.
Some reports suggest Zimmerman uttered racial insults at the teenager before the altercation.
The altercation was reportedly "all over a little white H&M bow tie," that one of the bottle service waitresses liked and put on.
The Rao Sahib interposed, fearful of an altercation between his two most skillful commanders.
He resolved to be as prudent as possible, and avoid, as far as he could, any altercation with Haley.
Passing a saloon one night alone, Gillis heard an altercation going on inside, and very naturally stepped in to enjoy it.
Heyward saw, by the manner of the scout, that altercation would be useless.
And now, at the very beginning, indeed, within less than a minute they were engaged in an altercation with them.
late 14c., from Old French altercacion (12c.) and directly from Latin altercationem (nominative altercatio) "a dispute, debate, discussion," noun of action from past participle stem of altercari "to dispute (with another)," from alter "other" (see alter).