Florida Man Shoots Black Teen To Death For Playing Music Too Loud, Pleads Not Guilty Citing Zimmerman Law
Florida – A Florida gun collector is claiming he is innocent of murder after gunning down a car full of unarmed teenagers. The gun collector allegedly had a problem with the teenagers for playing their music too loudly, pursued them and then opened fire. Using Florida’s stand-your-ground laws, the man is now saying he is innocent of charges.
Various Florida sources report the man to be Michael Dunn. His lawyer states Dunn acted ‘as any responsible firearms owner would have’, defending his actions at a gas station outside Jacksonville, Fla.
The backstory began at a gas station, when Dunn and his girlfriend pulled up to a gas station. They were in Jacksonville to attend Dunn’s son’s wedding. Dunn and his girlfriend pulled their car next to the teens, who were listening to their music. According to homicide detective Rob Schoonover, “[The teen's music] was loud. They admitted that. That’s not a reason to open fire.”
Dunn exchanged words with the teens in the car, then opened fire, according to the detective.
Dunn’s girlfriend came out of the convenience store and asked, “‘What’s going on?’” Schoonover then reported, “Supposedly his statement was, ‘I just fired at these kids.’ I don’t know if he know that he struck anyone in the vehicle. The next morning, I guess when they woke up in the hotel and saw on the news that someone was killed, that’s when they got in their car and fled.”
“When she came out [of the convenience store], she asked him, ‘What’s going on?’” Schoonover said. “Supposedly his statement was, ‘I just fired at these kids.’ I don’t know if he knew that he struck anyone in the vehicle. The next morning, I guess when they woke up in the hotel and saw on the news that someone was killed, that’s when they got in their car and fled.”
The someone in that car who was killed is named Jordan Davis.
Schoonover also said of the altercation, “Nobody else in that vehicle was struck; it was just our victim [Davis], which was lucky because the vehicle was shot eight or nine times.” Davis was shot twice and killed.
Instead of staying to call 911, Dunn and his girlfriend purportedly sped off and spent the night at their hotel. A witness took down the car’s license plate number and that action coerced police to track him down to his home in Satellite Beach, Florida, where he was arrested on Saturday for one charge of murder and three charges of attempted murder.
But with George Zimmerman being found innocent yesterday because he felt threatened, Dunn may go free due to Zimmerman’s Law. The Stand-Your-Ground law has been shown to allow you to shoot unarmed black teens in Florida, just as long as you feel threatened by them and provoke them into a confrontation.
Detective Schoonover said of the confrontation, “His side of the story is he felt threatened and that is the reason he took action.”
Dunn’s family is being supported, citing that “He just reacted”.
Dunn’s attorney made it perfectly clear: “Once all the facts come out, that what really happened is known, it will be very clear that Mr. Dunn acted responsibly and as any responsible firearms owner would have acted under these same circumstances.” And despite the story, just like with George Zimmerman, it is important to remember everything is simply allegation until Dunn is proven guilty in a court of law. Right now by our standards, the man is innocent, just like George Zimmerman is innocent.
Davis was a junior in high school. He was hardworking and just picked up a job at McDonald’s to earn some money for himself after a school day. According to his parents, the kid loved his family and was looking forward to his future.
Ron Davis, the shooting victim’s father stated: “I was looking forward to as a parent to being there when he got married, being there when he found love. All the things that I’m not going to be able to do is what pains me.”