Shooting of Florida 17-year-old at gas station draws comparisons to Trayvon Martin case

The fatal shooting of a Florida teenager who was listening…

The fatal shooting of a Florida teenager who was listening to loud music in a car a week ago has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case, but the differences are significant.

Unlike the Martin case, there were several witnesses to this shooting and there was no scuffle before 17-year-old Jordan Davis was shot to death. And notably, the man accused of firing into the car was arrested a day later.

Michael David Dunn is charged with murder and attempted murder in the Nov. 23 shooting at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station. The 45-year-old Dunn parked beside the sport utility vehicle occupied by Davis and three other young men and told them to turn the music down, police said. Dunn exchanged words with Davis, who was in the back seat, and started firing. He later told police he felt threatened. His attorney has said Dunn saw a gun and shot in self-defense, perhaps laying the ground work for a case under Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

Since the shooting, Davis’ family has received an outpouring of support from the community. A “Justice for Jordan” Facebook page was set up and his classmates gathered at a memorial service with T-shirts showing Davis’ smiling face. Fire trucks saluted him by spraying water over an airplane carrying his body to Atlanta while it was on the runway. His funeral is scheduled for Saturday.

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  • J. Christopher

    Interesting to note:
    1. Shooter left his son’s wedding reception (girlfriend in store buying wine), then drove off after shooting incident to his hotel on 11/23.
    2. Shooter failed to call 9-1-1 after incident.
    3. Shooter drove from Jacksonville, FL to Satellite, FL the following day after a night of rest.
    4. Brevard Police arrested then extradited shooter to Jacksonville, FL on 11/24.
    Smells like a DUI evasion to me…