It was six years ago Friday that Jordan Davis, 17, was shot to death at a Southside gas station after an argument over loud music.
Latasha Hobbs parked her SUV outside a busy gas station with her windows down, her music turned up, and her hands to the sky.
“We’re still loving Jordan for life, and we are going to honor him in any way we can,” said Hobbs.
It’s the exact same spot where Davis was murdered six years ago.
“We need to keep love and hope alive,” said Hobbs.
While Hobbs never met Davis, she knows what it feels like to lose a son to gun violence.
“There are no words to describe it,” said Hobbs.
In January 2017, her son was shot and killed while walking outside, just two days after his 18th birthday.
“The holiday season is when our family comes together, and we have our children, and they’re not still here,” she said.
Davis’ father, Ron Davis, tried describing that pain on social media.
He wrote: “I took out his favorite Diamond Supply Co shirt and Trailblazers Cap this morning which had been sealed in plastic for these 6 years. I smelled them to get his scent and feel closer to my murdered son.”
Michael Dunn – the man who shot and killed his son – will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Jordan Davis’ death was not in vain. His mother Lucy McBath was recently elected to Congress in Georgia on a gun control platform, and a documentary about his murder called “3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets,” won an award at the Sundance film festival for social impact.
Jordan Davis’ death will always be associated with loud music. But once a year, it’s a tribute to his life.
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