Jordan Russell Davis was a 17 year old student at Samuel Wolfson High School, Jacksonville, Florida. He had just celebrated Thanksgiving with his family, sharing with them gratitude and hopes for the future. He called many of his friends that day to wish them a happy holiday and to meet at the mall on Black Friday, November 23, 2012. After a trip to the mall, he was in the backseat of a SUV enjoying his music with his friends as they pulled into a Jacksonville gas station at 7:30 p.m.
Michael David Dunn, who parked next to them, demanded they turn down their music. A verbal argument ensued and Dunn shot and killed Jordan. There was no physical contact, as Jordan, nor his friends, got out of the vehicle.
In February 2014, a jury convicted Dunn of three counts of attempted second degree murder for firing at the other three teenagers. A mistrial was declared in the first degree murder charge for Jordan’s death. Dunn’s retrial for first-degree murder began the week of September 22, 2014. He was found guilty October 1, 2014, and was sentenced to a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole on October 17, 2014.