There's a big difference between an idiot watch dog and a small gang of armed robbers actively robbing people and having already killed 1 person with the weapon involved with each other. Of course there would be a man hunt.
Zimmerman was identified and accessible the entire time and low flight risk. He readily admitted to what happened from his own honest perspective (although flawed).
Lion was sleeping off some harmless bad decisions. Martin was suspected to be casing for a place to use his tools.
There doesn't need to be mention of their races or even their ages. It holds the same weight.
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