Michael David Dunn was indicted by a grand jury on a first degree murder charge in the November 23 shooting of unarmed black teen Jordan Russell Davis, after an dispute arose over loud music. The charge was upgraded from second-degree murder. The State Attorney’s Office will not seek the death penalty in the case. Michael David Dunn could face life in prison without the possibility of parole if he is convicted.
In Florida, a defendant cannot be prosecuted on a first-degree murder charge without the approval of a grand jury.
Authorities said Dunn, 46, stopped at the Gate Food Post near Baymeadows Road where he opened fire on a Dodge Durango with four teenagers inside after complaining of their loud music and saying he saw a gun. Davis was killed. Source
He is trying to invoke the “Stand Your Ground” law, but he fled the scene of the crime and was found an hour away later. He also fired multiple shots into the vehicle, hitting Davis, who was sitting in the back seat.
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