JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — 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 17-year-old Jordan Davis slumped against another young man in the backseat of the SUV.
Blood was coming out of the back of the teen from Marietta, Ga., Holmes said.
Michael Dunn, 47, is on trial for Davis' death. He is pleading not guilty and says he shot Davis in self-defense.
Davis' friend, Tevin Thompson, who was sitting in the front passenger seat at the time of the shooting, testified that he and his friends were playing music loudly in their SUV while they waited for another friend to make a purchase inside the convenience store.
"It was pretty loud," Thompson said. "Jordan's window was a little down. My window was up."
Dunn pulled into the parking space next to theirs and a woman got out of his car and went into the convenience store. Dunn seemed upset, Thompson said.
Dunn shouted at them to "turn your music down. I can't hear myself think," Thompson said.
Thompson said he reached over and turned the volume down, but Davis said, "'Turn the music back.' He was talking to me," Thompson said.