The 25 Worst Things to Happen in Florida in 2012

The Murder of Jordan Davis

City: Jacksonville, FL
Date: November 2012

Last month, 45-year-old Michael Dunn (first image) shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis (second image) at a gas station during an argument over the volume of the music coming from the vehicle carrying Davis. Dunn claims that he acted in self-defense, and legal experts expect him to invoke the state's "Stand Your Ground Law," the same law George Zimmerman is leaning on.

Dunn and his girlfriend were in town to attend his son's wedding, and Davis and a group of friends were returning from a local mall. Both parties ended up at the same local gas station, where both Dunn and Davis' girlfriends went inside to make purchases.

Dunn and Davis got into an argument over the volume of the music, which culminated with Dunn firing eight or nine shots, fatally striking Davis. Dunn and his girlfriend fled the scene, claiming they were convinced they had encountered "gang members." Dunn's attorney claims that her client acted out of fear for his life, and that he only opened fire because he allegedly saw a gun barrel through the window of the teen's vehicle. There was no weapon found inside of the teen's SUV at the scene.

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