A Florida man asked a group of teens at a gas station to turn down the loud music blaring from their car and, after an exchange of words, opened fire on the vehicle, killing a 17-year-old boy, authorities said.No guns were found in the teenager's car.
Michael Dunn, 45, of Satellite Beach, has been charged with murder for the Friday slaying of Jordan Davis, 17, a black high school student from the Jacksonville area.
His lawyer said Dunn, who is white, thought he saw a gun and felt threatened during the incident, indicating that he may seek protection under the state’s controversial Stand Your Ground Law, according to local reports.
"Self defense applies because Mr. Dunn was threatened," attorney Robin Lemonidis told CNN.
"We can't say what the defense will be at this stage … but Stand Your Ground is a possibility."
While his girlfriend was inside the store, Dunn asked the teens to turn down the loud music they were playing, cops said.
Davis said something back and there was a heated exchange, authorities said.
Dunn then pulled a gun and fired at least eight shots, hitting Davis twice, cops told the Sentinel.
Dunn and his girlfriend then left the scene.
Thank you again, ALEC, for robbing us of our children.
H/T Natasha Chart