Another unarmed black teen has died under suspicious circumstances in Florida, months after Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman in central Florida. Jordan Russell Davis was killed by Michael David Dunn, the 45 year old vice president of Dunn & Dunn Data Systems in Vero Beach, who was reportedly in Jacksonville for his son’s wedding last weekend.
Jordan Russell Davis, 17, and several other teenagers were sitting in a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot when Dunn pulled up next to them in a car and asked them to turn down their music, [Jacksonville sheriff’s Lt. Rob] Schoonover said.
Jordan and Dunn exchanged words, and Dunn pulled a gun and shot eight or nine times, striking Jordan twice, Schoonover said. Jordan was sitting in the back seat. No one else was hurt.Dunn’s attorney Monday said her client acted responsibly and in self-defense. She did not elaborate. Source
Michael David Dunn is invoking the “Stand Your Ground” law that was used by George Zimmerman as his defense for shooting Trayvon Martin in Sanford nearly nine months ago. Dunn was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder. He is being held without bail. Jordan Russell Davis’ funeral will take place on December 1.
I am trying to figure out how this shooting could be deemed as in self-defense when Jordan Russell Davis was seated in the back of a SUV and not face to face with Michael David Dunn. Retaliating over trash-talking doesn’t rise to the level of self-defense.