Police testify in Fla. shooting over music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Police officers testified Friday that a Georgia teen died almost immediately after a Florida man fired repeatedly into his vehicle following an argument over loud music outside a convenience store.

Officers Robert Holmes and Dawn Valentine of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said they found Jordan Davis, 17, slumped against another man in the back seat of an SUV.

Blood was coming out of the back of the teen from Marietta, Ga., Holmes said.


Michael Dunn, 47, is on trial for Davis’s death. He has pleaded not guilty and says he shot Davis in self-defense.

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Davis’s friend, Tevin Thompson, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, testified that he and his friends were playing music loudly in their SUV while they waited for another friend to make a purchase at the store.

Dunn pulled into the parking space next to theirs. He shouted at them to ‘‘turn your music down. I can’t hear myself think,’’ Thompson said.

During opening statements Thursday, prosecutor John Guy told jurors that Davis posed no threat to Dunn and that there was no weapon in Davis’s vehicle.

Dunn’s attorney, Cory Strolla, told jurors Dunn felt threatened and fired in self-defense.