SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman says he was not pursuing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin the night the teen was fatally shot.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the teenager’s death.

He made the statement Wednesday in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

When asked to explain what he meant when he told a police dispatcher he was following Martin, Zimmerman said he was trying to keep an eye on him to tell police.

Zimmerman says very shortly after he got out of his car, Martin was right next to him. Zimmerman says he looked down to try to find his cellphone and when he looked up, Martin punched him and broke his nose.

He says as the two were struggling, Martin said “you’re going to die tonight.” He says Martin also reached for the gun that Zimmerman always carries.

This story will be updated shortly.