Crazy gun nut, Michael Dunn, was so disturbed by the loud music in the gas station parking lot he was sitting in that he decided to confront the teens in the offending vehicle and issue the death penalty to one of the occupants.
Police said 45-year-old Michael Dunn shot at the car eight or nine times in a dispute over loud music. Dunn and his girlfriend had attended his son's wedding earlier in the day, and they were on their way back to their hotel when they stopped at the Gate gas station at Southside Boulevard and Baymeadows Road about 7:40 p.m.
Police said three 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old were in a SUV at the gas station, and Dunn told them to turn the music down.
"Evidently there were words exchanged between our victim, who was sitting in the backseat of that vehicle, and our suspect," JSO Lt. Rob Schoonover said at a news conference Monday morning. "For whatever reason, our suspect produced a weapon and began firing into the vehicle."
Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old Wolfson High School student, was shot a couple of times, police said.
Investigators said Dunn's girlfriend had gone into the store to buy something at the time and was inside when the shooting happened.
"She came running outside and she jumped in the vehicle, when they took off," Schoonover said.
The woman, whose name was not released, will not face charges, police said. They said she has been cooperating with investigators.
"When she came out, she asked him, 'What's going on?'" Schoonover said. "Supposedly his statement was, 'I just fired at these kids.' And we believe at that time, I don't know if he knew he struck anyone in the vehicle. But the next morning, I guess, when they woke up in the hotel and saw the news that someone was killed, that's when they got in their car and fled back to Brevard (County)."
Witnesses spotted the license plate number and helped police locate Dunn.
So, let us recap.
Gun nut Dunn was in town for a wedding, and he stops at a gas station. The teens also stop at the gas station and wait in the truck listening to music while their friend runs into the convenience store to buy something. Now, Dunn, instead of minding his business, getting his gas and driving home, decides that he is soooo offended by the loud jungle music coming from the truck that he MUST go over there and say something.
The teens in the truck as expected, are not impressed by some strange man telling them to turn down their music in a gas station parking lot, and tell him basically to STFU and mind his business. Gun nut is then more offended by the nerve of the jungle bunnies to defy him. How dare they not hop to it and do as he says? They were being uppity, like that pesky Obama. And so he shot 8 times into their truck to teach them a lesson...better listen to the white man. Gun nut then drives back to his hotel, happily having released some of his inner racial angst.
But then gun nut's little birth of a nation fantasy is exploded when he learns from the TV that the cops are looking for him because one of the silly little darkies had to go and die on him. How dare they ruin his day with all this legal stuff! He was defending himself! He felt threatened by the car load of dark faces mocking him, why he just had to fire off 8 rounds into their vehicle. What normal white male psyche could handle all of those darkies openly mocking and defying him? What would Romney do?
So now we all will be treated to gun nut scrambling for all sorts of reasons why he just had to confront the teens about the music. How various objects in the teens' truck mysteriously and temporarily transformed into guns in the shooters eyes. You know, things like phones, wallets, bottles of Arizona iced tea, bags of Skittles...you know real dangerous, threatening things.
Funny how when certain people go looking for trouble by confronting and harassing people, they are the ones that feel threatened. Funny how in their twisted minds the dead person is at fault for just living and breathing while black. Just sayin'.