A Wolfson High School classmate of Jordan Davis breaks down outside the funeral home where the visitation with Davis’ family was taking place at the Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Mandarin area of Jacksonville, Fla., late Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2012. Michael David Dunn has been charged with fatally shooting Davis outside a Jacksonville convenience store following an argument that was triggered because the music coming from the teen’s car was too loud. (Photo Credit AP)
Grieving family and friends came together at Trinity Chapel in Powder Springs, Georgia on Saturday afternoon to say their final farewells to 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was gunned down by accused shooter Michael Dunn, 45, at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida on November 23rd.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Dunn claims that he felt threatened by the teen — who was sitting inside of an SUV with friends — and loud music coming from the vehicle, so he shot inside of it 8 or 9 times before driving away leaving Davis to die in a friend’s arms.
None of the teens had weapons.
See video clip from Jordan’s funeral service below:
Jordan’s father, Ron Davis and family
Upon hearing that Dunn, who has been charged with second degree murder and attempted murder, might use the “Stand Your Ground” defense, Jordan’s father, Ron Davis, voiced his disbelief, reports News4Jax.com:
“If you feel threatened, most people call 911. He never did that as far as I’m told. He sprayed the car with bullets, knowing kids were in the car, drove to his hotel and had a good night’s sleep. He came down the next day, found out someone died, my son Jordan Davis, and still didn’t call the authorities,” said Davis.
Jordan’s mother, Lucia McBath, released the following statement:
“The family of the late Jordan Davis would like to thank everyone for your prayers as well as your expressions of love, care and concern.”
Former co-workers of Jordan’s father at Delta Airlines, where he worked for years before retiring, and firefighters from Jacksonville Fire Department, joined to give Jordan a poignant send-off when his body was flown from Jacksonville to Marietta for the funeral service. The firefighters gave the teen a water salute as the plane began to taxi don the runway.
See footage from FirstCoastNews below:
Though Jordan’s family is adamant that justice be served, his father insists that he does not want revenge.
I don’t think this country can stand anymore revenge,” he told reporters in front of his home on Friday.
Jordan was laid to rest at Kennesaw Memorial Park.
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