Update: From First Coast News
The mother of a 17-year-old boy who was killed outside of a gas station in a shooting on Friday night is speaking out. Lucia McBath, who lives near Atlanta, said she wants to honor the memory of her son, Jordan Davis, and does not want his death to be divisive. McBath said her son brought people together and it would be even more of a tragedy if his death divided people.
Also being reported:
Dunn’s attorney Robin Lemonidis said he acted in self-defense, having felt threatened. She said Dunn said he saw one of the teens flash a gun.
“I don’t know what went on in that car and I don’t know what the kids or what he said to Jordan. I don’t know. … It doesn’t matter. You shot him over some music? And he was in the car and there’s no logical reason. There’s nothing logical you can say that would make me believe that you were threatened,” McBath said.
She said her son was at a really good point in his life. He was excited about a new job at McDonald’s, had just given the Thanksgiving prayer at a family gathering the day before and expressed how grateful to God he was for his family who loved him dearly.
Michael Dunn is facing murder and attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting 17-year-old student, Jordan Davis, at a Jacksonville, Florida Gate gas station in a dispute over loud music.
Dunn told police he felt threatened during an argument with Florida teenager, Jordan Davis, after complaining the music the teen was playing in his car was too loud.
Jacksonville homicide Lt. Rob Schoonover said Dunn pulled out a weapon and fired into the vehicle. Jordan Davis was shot several times and eight or nine bullet holes were also found in the car.
“Our suspect produced a weapon and started firing into the vehicle. Our victim was shot a couple of times,” Schoonover said. “They were listening to the music. It was loud; they admitted that. But I mean that is not a reason for someone to open fire on them.”
The Times-Union reported that Dunn allegedly drove to his hotel in Jacksonville after the shooting. He then returned home to Brevard County when he says he heard about the shooting on the news.
Dunn is pleading not guilty.
Jordan was a student at Samuel W. Wolfson High School. A magnet school in Duval County, Florida.
Florida corporate records show Dunn is vice president of Dunn and Dunn Data Systems in Vero Beach, Florida. He is a supervisor of software development, according to LinkedIn profile searches.
From http://www.legacy.com: Jordan Russell Davis, age 17, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012. He was a student at Wolfson High School and will be missed by the community. A foundation will be created by his parents for at risk students that suffer from tragedies, in his memory. Jordan is survived by his loving parents: Mother and stepfather, Lucia & Curtis McBath and Father and stepmother, Ronald & Carolina Davis; brother, Ronnie Davis (Jovan); Uncle Harold & Aunt Elsie Davis; Aunt Lori & Uncle Dominic St. Pierre; Aunt Alisa Holman Scott, Aunt Danielle McKinney and Uncle Bill Henderson and Aunt Linda Henderson, Uncle Martin Williams (Lanella); cousins: Dezmond Davis, Justin Davis, Julian Holman, Savannah & Levi St. Pierre, Earl & Terri Coleman; nephews, DeAndre & Damani Davis. In Jacksonville, FL, the family will receive friends and family on Wednesday, November 28th from 4-7 pm at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin. In Marietta, GA, the family will receive friends and family on Friday, November 30th from 6-9 pm at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory, 2480 Macland Road. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 12 noon at Trinity Chapel Church of God, 4665 Macland Road, Powder Springs, GA. Jordan will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park, Marietta, GA. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.