Skip to comments.Argument over loud music led to teen's fatal shooting, cops say(Trayvon Martin redux?)
Posted on 11/27/2012 10:23:53 PM PST by Arthurio
A Brevard County man remained in jail late Tuesday, accused of shooting a teenager dead in an argument over loud music.
Michael David Dunn, 45, and his girlfriend were in Jacksonville Friday for Dunn's son's wedding when they stopped at a convenience store, Jacksonville sheriff's Lt. Rob Schoonover said.
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, 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.
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Remember those massive boomboxes, that guys used to carry around, that was a strange phenomena.
There is either drug abuse or alcohol abuse, by the shooter....in my humble opinion.
On the other hand, all we have here (based on the facts out so far) is that one person fired at another when words were exchanged due to loud music. I'm sorry, but that has nothing to do with The T/Z scenario unless there are new facts that I haven't seen yet. This looks like a prosecutor's wet dream for murder. Disliking loud music, and a war of words, doesn't give someone the right to take a life.
Now, if it was a shootout, or the black kid drew a weapon on the shooter, that's another kettle of fish. But so far all we have is multiple shots from one person to the other vehicle. It's not looking too good for this guy unless evidence comes out showing it was a legitimate shooting.
Bazooka noise is probably way worse than a stupid car stereo. Even a magfull of nines are...
Well, I hope he did this AFTER the wedding.
Sometimes you go to a convenience store and see something you don’t like in the parking lot. Could be loud music, could be a couple doing a severe make-out session, could be a bunch of louts drinking beer, etc.
So, buy what you came to buy and get out of there. I don’t see an upside to confronting strangers and shooting and killing them over their obnoxious behavior in a parking lot.
I just don’t.
Of course it was deafening....enough bass to rattle the store windows. That’s their way; it’s all about them, you see.
See/hear it all the time.
Recently, my lady friend’s boss (they run a security company; he’s a former 30-year detective) pulls into a convenience store, hears the same.....but there’s a little toddler strapped in that vehicle with the windows rolled up, baby mama inside the store. The kid was literally being tortured.
He called the cops. She was arrested on the spot.
I’ve been waiting for this to happen. This is not merely loud music, This is WAY beyond that. It’s extreme low frequency vibration that carries for blocks. And nobody is doing anything to stop it. Want to see what it looks like? Just google images “Subwoofers in Cars”. I knew somebody was gonna get hurt for this - eventually.
A wannabe gangster meets a REAL gangster?
You were waiting for someone to shoot 8 bullets at people who had no guns because their music was too loud?
Anyone who uses self-defense here is trying awfully hard to find it. Not saying it is not possible but nothing in this story points to it.
It's a mug shot. Should the guy be smiling? What a field day they'd have with that.
Doesn’t sound like self defense, but we’ll have to wait to hear more.
That said, all the lefty sites are making this about “genocide” and “mass shootings of unarmed blacks”. I never, ever, ever read anything on those sites about the rampant black on white violence.
“I never, ever, ever read anything on those sites about the rampant black on white violence.”
That is why I couldn’t care less why this guy shot this kid; let somebody else care. I wouldn’t do it or defend it, but I literally couldn’t care less. It is like reading about 2 life forms on Jupiter battling it out.
I never could understand why these a-holes think other people want tolisten to their sh*tty music, but they play it at deafening volume. It can actually make your car shake sitting next to it at a light.
They get all upset if you ask them to tone it down, like it is a personal insult.
The best thing is to avoid their neighborhoods, but sometimes you cannot. I have found that Bluegrass music played back at them is a bit like shoving a ice pick in their ears.LMAO
Well, did they turn the music down or not? I can’t believe the article doesn’t even say.
Hey! You can’t blame the man.
When I hear blaring African fertility rites shaking my car and home I go crazy.
It is illegal.
I think this is not a Zimmerman matter i.e. where the prosecutor went out of her way to charge a crime where there is not one. Incidentally, she would be the prosecutor in this case too as the incident happened in Duval County.
From what has come out so far, it sounds like 2nd degree murder. I hope it does not drag the whole issue of stand your ground down with it because it is not so based on what has come out so far.
While I agree with the notion the Ramar of the Jungle music is aggravating, it is not justification to kill anyone not posing a real threat. The shooting happened in a section of town which is definitely not “the hood”.
Perhaps I missed something in the article, but I didn’t see where it said the shooter had a concealed carry permit.
Other than the fact that the published photo is one of the victim is wearing a hoodie, how is this Trayvon Martin redux?
Unless there are other pictures of the victim at age 8.
Big difference in fighting for your life at night while getting your head banged against the sidewalk and told you are going to be killed and blowing some fool away for turning up the volume on Snoop Dog.