Florida Teen Killed After Argument Over Loud Music to Be Buried
Jordan Davis will be buried in Georgia after being shot and killed at a service station
Jordan Davis, the 17-year-old Florida high school student who was shot and killed while sitting in the backseat of an SUV, reportedly after an argument about his music being too loud, will be laid to rest this weekend.
Davis's funeral will happen on Saturday near the Georgia home of his mother. His alleged killer, Michael Dunn, a 45-year-old white male gun collector, is awaiting trial in Jacksonville and has pleaded not guilty.
“Michael David Dunn was charged with capital felony murder and three counts of attempted murder,” Jacksonville Florida Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Shannon Hartley told BlackAmericaWeb.com. Dunn was arrested on Saturday and is not eligible for bond, according to jail records.
Authorities said Dunn got into an argument with Davis after asking the teen to turn the music in his SUV down at a service station. “And for whatever reason, the suspect produced a weapon and started firing into the vehicle,” Jacksonville Sheriff Lt. Rob Schoonover said during a press conference.
Dunn fired his weapon at least eight times, Schoonover said.
A viewing was held for Davis earlier in the week near Jacksonville, which was attended by his father and many of his classmates according to NBC affiliate WTLV.
"He was always smiling. You know, he had a big million-dollar smile, always smiling and you know, just seeing him with his mouth closed, it's sad," Maurice Ivory told WTLV. The station reported Ivory had been friends with Davis for three years.
Davis was looking forward to joining the Marine Corps after graduation, the station reported.