In a tragic case that bears striking similarities to the shocking murder of teenager Travyon Martin, details are emerging regarding the death of African-American 17-year-old Jordan Russell Davis at the hands of 45-year-old Michael Dunn. When the news broke on Tuesday, news outlets justly honed in on the fact that Dunn, a White man, confronted Davis while visiting a nearby convenience store in Jacksonville while attending his son’s wedding.
As NewsOne previously reported, Dunn pulled alongside a SUV, where Davis and other teenagers were listening to music. Reportedly asking the group to turn down their music, Davis and Dunn began to exchange words, which led to the older gentleman opening fire on the vehicle. Davis was in the rear of the truck and was hit twice; he reportedly died in the arms of one of his friends.
Dunn claims he felt threatened by the teenagers. According to Davis’ father, Davis was unarmed.
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Upon hearing the gunshots, Dunn’s girlfriend drove off. Amazingly, Dunn returned to his Brevard County home along with his partner but was promptly arrested Saturday night, after witnesses provided tag numbers and other important details.
Even though Dunn has since been charged with second-degree murder, Dunn, a software developer and gun collector, may have protection under the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law that George Zimmerman is using as justification for shooting and murdering Trayvon.