Michael David Dunn

Trial for White Florida Man Who Killed Unarmed Black Teen Starts Today

Michael David Dunn faces a murder charge for the death of Jordan Davis

by #teamEBONY, February 3, 2014

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Michael David Dunn

Michael David Dunn

Jury selection is scheduled to start Monday in the highly publicized murder trial of Michael David Dunn, who fatally shot a Jacksonville teenager during a dispute over loud music in November 2012. Dunn, 47, of South Patrick Shores faces charges of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder and shooting or throwing a deadly missile.

Detectives say Dunn fired two volleys of bullets at a Dodge Durango containing four Black teens during a profane parking-lot argument at a Jacksonville gas station, killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Questioned by detectives in Viera the afternoon after the shooting, Dunn said he feared for his life and acted in self-defense — and he thought he saw Davis raise the barrel of a shotgun above the SUV's rear-passenger window. Police said no firearm was found at the scene.

 
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