JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Michael Dunn has waived his court appearance in the shooting death of a teen at a local gas station. Dunn is facing second-degree murder and attempted murder charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The charges could be upgraded to first-degree murder, if the State Attorney's Office can prove the shooting was premeditated.
Davis was shot and killed at a gas station on the Southside Friday night. Police say an argument over loud music ended with Dunn firing several shots into an SUV carrying Davis and three of his friends.
According to Dunn's attorney Robin Lemonidis, her client did nothing wrong.
"They were blasting some rap music and he said, he rolled down his window, he pulled up on the passenger side, and rolled down his window and said, would you mind turning that down? And said it very politely," she said.
From there, Dunn claims he felt threatened, so defended himself the best way he could.
"And that's when the guy in the back seat raised the barrel of a shotgun over the rim of the window", Lemonidis continued.
Dunn is claiming self-defense, but police say no gun was ever found in the teens car. Now, it's up to the legal system to sort everything out. Jordan's parents pray for justice and change so something like this never happens again.
"I will never understand how he believe he felt threatened by them. They're in the car. There's no guns, no weapons, there's nothing," mother Lucia McBath said.
Dunn is scheduled to be back in court December 19th.