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Suspect in loud music murder ordered pizza after gas station shooting

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Updated: 12/12/2013 11:07 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Action News has obtained new video of Michael Dunn speaking with police less than 24 hours after Jordan Davis was shot and killed at a gas station in November.

"I've never been so scared in my life," Dunn tells police in the video. He insists he wasn't looking for a fight when he pulled next to the teen's SUV. Dunn says he was on his way to a Jacksonville hotel after his son's wedding in Orange Park.


"Their music starts and I roll down my window, and I thought I was polite, and asked them nicely, hey would you guys mind turning that down?"

Dunn says the teens did at first, but through a closed window, he could tell one of them was upset. That's when he says things started to heat up.

"I thought they were singing, but [then they said] you're going to die [expletive removed]. Then it started getting a little louder. That's when I popped my window down and was like, 'You're talking about me?' And they was like you're dead. You're dead [expletive removed]!"

Dunn says he thought one of the teens had a shotgun.

"It was either a barrel or a stick but, sir, they're like we're going to kill you and then they said, 'you're dead [expletive removed].' What I should have done was put the car in reverse, but that shotgun come up or whatever it was - fight or flight - and I don't think there was time for flight at that moment because I was going to get shot."

Dunn says he grabbed his gun from his glove box and shot at the SUV four times. As the teens drove away, he says he fired four more times. Then, he and his girlfriend drove to their hotel and ordered pizza. The next day, they drove to his home in south Florida.

Police asked why he didn't call them right away.

"I wanted to come back to my hometown to do that - with our dog and everybody - where they needed to be. I didn't want to bring a [expletive removed] storm in Jacksonville."

Michael Dunn's bond was denied in March. He is scheduled for a pretrial hearing tomorrow morning.
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Kaisinger - 11/20/2013 5:57 PM
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And then he is going to use the same words Zimmerman used. I gues he figures if he does and says the same thing that killer did and said, he'll get off too. But this family is a little more astute than to allow an all white jury to sit on this case. Not gonna happen. Especially not in Florida.

Kaisinger - 11/20/2013 5:54 PM
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I just cannot understand why anyone is concerned about the reporting making the story more inflammatory or whatever. This lunatic, this racist shot and killed a young teen, simply because he was mad that they were talking trash. That is not a cause for ANYONE to kill someone, or to defend yourself. Words cannot kill you. And this racist, lies are so evident. I doubt very seriously anyone had anything remotely that looked like a weapon. Why did he remain next to them. A scared white man would not remain next to a bunch of THUGS as he called them, if he were so afraid of them. Just like Zimmerman called Trayvon a thug. All it takes for a teen to be called a THUG by certain white people, is for them to be young and black. This kid nor any of the others were ANY WHERE NEAR A THUG. I hope he gets life in prison for killing a promising young man. His parents are both very upstanding intelligent successful graceful people. And I hope they get justice.

DolphinLadyOP - 7/15/2013 10:18 AM
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And stand your ground has no relevance since Stand Your Ground laws are void if the defender is also the initiator.

DolphinLadyOP - 7/15/2013 10:05 AM
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RiverRat - I agree with you... he didn't have time to put the car in reverse but had time to lean over, open the glove box and start shooting? And why did he care about the volume of the music? He should have gotten his gas and left and if the music was that offensive to him, choose another gas station. I fully support the right to carry a gun as I do. However I don't support senseless killing.

RiverRat - 4/9/2013 8:18 AM
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Did not have time for "Flight" but had time to go get his gun out of the glove box.

Truthseeker - 4/9/2013 4:49 AM
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I like guns and I support the Second Amendment and Florida's so called "stand your ground" law, but I can't support this guy. The more he talks , the more obvious it becomes that he was the aggressor and instigated this confrontation. As usual, the media is trying to make more of a story out of this than what actually exists. As for Fred Thompson comment, I think his spelling and grammar speak volumes about him.

Fred Thompson - 4/9/2013 12:40 AM
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Ge was hungry for an oppertunity to kill. He found it and now lives with horrid regreat. what comes around'goes around. Gun loving idiots' i laugh at you when it turns on you!

shakir - 4/8/2013 11:18 PM
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Tv 47 becarefull what you put on the air don't get a bad repitation

stopit - 4/8/2013 8:05 PM
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TV47, your stupidity just adds fuel to the fire! Your headline reads as if he shot & then got right on the phone to order that pizza. I'm not talking about his guilt, I'm talking about your inflammatory news-reporting ethic. SHAME ON YOU! So what if he ordered a pizza---if you're out-of-town & in a hotel, does that mean you don't get hungry?? Please report responsibly!

nativejax - 4/8/2013 7:09 PM
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I'm sorry, but the more this idiot talks, the more of a 'nut job' he sounds like. He deserves time for this, self defense in his whacked up mind, or not.
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