Loud music shooting suspect felt threatened, attorney says

Loud music shooting suspect felt threatened, attorney says

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The attorney for a Brevard County man accused of shooting a teen over loud music claims her client felt threatened during the confrontation and is considering using the "stand your ground" law in his defense.

Michael Dunn, 45, is charged with murder and attempted murder in the death of Jordan Davis, 17. He told police he felt threatened during an argument Friday at a Jacksonville gas station over loud music playing in a car full of teens.

Davis has pleaded not guilty.

His attorney, Robin Lemonidis, said Dunn walked up to the car to complain about the music, and although one of them turned it off, Dunn claims another showed a gun and said, "You're dead," she said.

"They brandished a firearm at a man who had one and was more proficient with it, apparently, and snapped into his training mode and used it," Lemonidis said.

Davis' mother claims there was no weapon.

According to Jacksonville homicide detectives, Dunn pulled out a weapon and started firing into the car. Davis was hit a few times, and eight or nine bullet holes were found in the car.

Will the "stand your ground" defense work in this case? Fox 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis details the case and defense.

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