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Suspect enters plea in shooting of teen over loud music

3:20 PM, Nov 26, 2012   |    comments
Michael Dunn was arrested in Brevard County for a Jacksonville warrant on murder and attempted murder charges
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Michael Dunn, the man accused of shooting and killing a teen Friday night entered a plea of not guilty Monday afternoon to charges of murder and attempted murder.

Dunn also waived extradition. Authorities in Jacksonville hope to have him back in the River City by November 29. For now, he's in the Brevard County Jail waiting for a judge to rule on when he'll be extradited.

Monday morning, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Homicide Lieutenant Rob Schoonover released new information about the shooting that left a teen dead.

Schonover said the shooting happened around 7:40 Friday night at the Gate Station located at the intersection of Southside Boulevard and Baymeadows Road.

A car with 17-year-old Jordan Davis and three other teens was parked at the Gate. Schoonover said the driver of the car went into the store to buy something, leaving Davis and two others in the car.

While the teens were sitting there, a car being driven by 45-year-old Michael Dunn parked next to them.

Dunn's girlfriend went inside the store to buy something. Schoonover said at that time Dunn said something to the teens about turning their music down.

Schoonover said the car full of teens said something back to Dunn.

Dunn then allegedly pulled a gun and fired into the car eight or nine times. When he did, Schoonover said, he hit Davis twice, killing him.

"They were listening to the music. It was loud. They admitted that, but I mean, that's not a reason for someone to open fire on them and take action," Schoonover said.

Dunn's girlfriend then came out of the store, got into the car and the two sped away.

Witnesses took down Dunn's tag number and gave it to police.  Schoonover said that helped authorities locate the two so quickly.

Dunn was in Jacksonville to attend his son's wedding earlier Friday evening, Schoonover said.

Schoonover said when investigators questioned Dunn, he said he shot at the teens because he felt threatened.



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