Nine bullet holes were found in the SUV in which 17-year-old Jordan Davis was shot and killed after an argument with defendant Michael Dunn, 47, over loud music outside a Florida convenience store, according to crime scene investigator’s testimony.
Dunn, who is currently on trial for first-degree murder, claims he fired his gun at the SUV because he thought Davis was reaching for a firearm in the glove compartment, though police found no such gun at the crime scene.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Detective Andrew Kipple’s testimony about the location of the bullet holes also revealed that the SUV’s driver and backseat passenger barely escaped being shot. According to authorities, Davis was inside a parked Dodge Durango. Dunn and his fiancée had just left a wedding reception and were heading back home when they stopped at the store and pulled up next to the SUV. When Dunn approached the vehicle to complain about the teens’ loud music, an argument ensued before gun shots were fired. Davis was shot in the back and groin.
Kipple said that the three bullets that hit the front passenger door were stopped by the door’s interior metal wall and did get into the SUV, where passenger Tevin Thompson was seated. The bullet through the rear window passed through the interior and struck a sun visor right next to driver Tommie Stornes’ head, then struck the front window and the fragments fell to the dashboard.
Kipple said that while he found a several items like cups, a cellphone, a basketball and a bottle of hair gel, he did not find anything that could be considered a weapon. He said no one had entered the vehicle since the police initially arrived on the scene.
The Jordan Davis case echoes that of Trayvon Martin, also 17, who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman who claimed to have feared his life, though Martin, like Davis, was unarmed.
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