White Man Shoots Black Teen Because His Music Was Too Loud, Uses “Stand Your Ground” Defense
A Florida teen lost his life after being shot over the weekend, allegedly because his music was too loud. Jordan Russell Davis, 17, was gunned down by 45-year-old Michael Dunn following a verbal exchange.
The unarmed teen who was with his friends at a gas a station in Jacksonville, refused to turn his music down, which led to him being shot by Dunn at least “eight or nine times.”
Dunn told police that the group was blasting the music in their car, which was adjacent to his vehicle. After having words, he asserts that he was in fear for his life and used his gun under the “stand your ground” law. “He got threatened and had to do what he had to do, and it’s sad, so sad,” his daughter told a local new station. “A terrible tragedy on both sides. It really is. I don’t know. What are you going to do in that situation? You don’t know what you are going to do. He just reacted.”
Following the shooting, Dunn fled the scene alongside his girlfriend, but a witness wrote down his license plate number. He was picked up by police at his home in Satellite Beach, after returning to the area once he learned that Davis died from the shooting.
Given the similarities to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Dunn’s lawyer, Robin Lemonidis, blew off the comparison as being “ridiculous,” maintaining that her client was fearful for his life. “There are no comparisons to the Trayvon Martin situation,” Lemonidis said. “He is devastated and and horrified by the death of the teen.”
Dunn , a gun collector, was denied bail Monday (Nov. 26) and remains in custody on murder charges.
Davis’ body will be flown back to Atlanta where his mother lives. He will be buried this weekend.
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