As if the loss of Trayvon Martin wasn’t enough. There must be something strange in that Florida water.
A man has just pleaded ‘not guilty’ to murder charges days after he allegedly shot and killed a teenage black student over an argument about his loud music in Jacksonville, Florida.
17 year-old Jordan Davis and Michael Dunn, the suspect being charged, were at a gas station when Dunn began to complain that the music he was playing in his car was too loud.
According to police officials, “there were three words exchanged” before Dunn pulled out his weapon and began to fire at Davis’ car. Police found about nine bullet holes in his car. Davis, who was in the backseat, was shot several times
“Our suspect produced a weapon and started firing into the vehicle. Our victim was shot a couple of times,” Jacksonville homicide Lt. Rob Schoonover told the Florida Times-Union. “ … They were listening to the music. It was loud; they [other teens] admitted that. But I mean that is not a reason for someone to open fire on them.”
After his arrest, police officials said that Dunn said he “felt threatened and that is the reason he took action.”
Davis, who was originally from the metro-Atlanta area, was a student at Samuel W. Wolfson High School, a magnet school in Jacksonville.