JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - New documents from the State Attorney's Office are giving us more insight into the story of Michael Dunn, the man accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a southside Gate gas station during an arguement over loud music.
We've learned that Dunn still hasn't changed his story and he still claims he saw the teens flash a gun at him from inside the SUV before he opened fire. Dunn told police that Davis threatened him and told police Davis started getting out of the car and he believed he was "advancing on him" but Davis' friends in the car say there were no threats and that Jordan only swore at Dunn.
Another document shows that his girlfriend told investigators that he never said anything to her about seeing the weapon but did say he believed they were threatening him. She also told police that as they pulled up to the gas station that Dunn noticed the red SUV where Davis and his friends were sitting and said "I hate that thug music." She said it was normal for Dunn to comment on his dislike of "thug music" but that for him to confront someone over loud music is very out of character for him.
Part of an audio recording at the gas station cash register captures some of the discussion inside as the shooting happened. A woman can be heard saying "Somebody's shooting! Somebody's shooting out of their car...I swear to God. He's shooting. Right here, in front of us. Call the cops!" Moments later another voice is heard asking "Where?" and the first voice responds "This guy right here!"
The two spent the night together at a hotel before Dunn was arrested the next morning after returning to Brevard County. Police say he had been talking to a neighbor about the shooting incident and asking for advice. The evidence says when police called Dunn's number to talk to him about the shooting, he immediately knew why they were calling and told them he shot in self-defense. When he was told he should report to the nearest Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Dunn apparently said "this sucks" and then went to turn himself in.
Police say they also received a call from a man who says he used to be Dunn's neighbor in Port St. Lucie. The police report states the person told them he had heard about the shooting on the news and called because he wasn't surprised Dunn was involved. He told cops that in 2000, Dunn had solicited him to kill someone for him or to find someone who would kill someone else for him. According to the caller, Dunn was having trouble with someone who was suing his computer company and he wanted that person eliminated. The caller also mentioned other instances he witnessed including Dunn committing insurance fraud worth $30,000 and holding a gun to his ex-wife's head. The police report states the caller told them Dunn doesn't like anyone who doesn't agree with his way of thinking.
No trial date is set yet. You can view the documents containing the new evidence by clicking on the links below.