A Brevard County man was in jail Monday, 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. [source]
In short, it's a case of a middle-aged white male who took it upon himself to order a few rowdy Negros into silence. No one's saying what sort of words were exchanged, but I'd bet money there was an N-word or something approximate to that involved. During that exchange, he felt "threatened" enough to unload eight rounds into a parked SUV.
Dunn's attorney Monday said her client acted responsibly and in self-defense. She did not elaborate.
I recognize his attorney's duty to duly defend her client to the best of her abilities. However, I still would like to point out that the above is pure, unadulterated bullshit. I seriously doubt this man acted under any semblance of self-defense. Instead, he let his anger, whether racially motivated or not, take over in the worst manner possible. This should be something worth throwing him under the jail for.
Dunn, a gun collector, was arrested Saturday at his home in Satellite Beach on charges of murder and attempted murder. He was being held without bail.
This man knew better. To sum it up, courtesy of Gawker commentator "otownjester":
You use a gun to kill. You do not pull a gun unless that is your intention. You do not use a gun to intimidate, coerce, or to feel powerful. It is a tool, that we as citizens deserve to have to protect our personal liberties so that any random individual cannot use his might to make right. Growing up, it was very strict how to handle, clean, and use a gun. We never thought oh you can just pull it out any time you are agitated. No. This man like the dude in the Trayvon Martin case were hot heads, irresponsible gun owners, and worse make gun owners appear irrational and violent. This man was a bully and he had no right asking those kids to do shit. If the music was that bad, you call the police... that is their job.
Michael David Dunn used his hand-held might to make his own form of right. He should be made to pay for it and pay for it dearly.