File photo shows accused killer Michael Dunn's first court appearance.
Jacksonville, FL (Florida Today) -- A Satellite Beach man accused of first-degree murder in the shooting
death of a 17-year-old in Jacksonville, an incident that police said
followed an argument over loud music coming from the teen's car, is
scheduled to go to trial in September.
David Dunn, 46, is accused of killing Jordan Davis outside a
Jacksonville area gas station on Nov. 23. Davis was shot to death in the
backseat of an SUV that was parked near Dunn's vehicle.
an interview with investigators, Dunn said he fired shots because he
feared for his own life, our news partners at First Coast News reported.
was an SUV next to us and then the music starts. I rolled down my
window and I thought I was polite, and I asked the nicely, I didn't
demand. I said, 'Hey, would you guys mind turning that down?' They shut it
off and I was like, 'Thank you,'" the news station quotes Dunn saying.
But the man claims minutes later the music was turned up again and a passenger began threatening him.
saw a barrel come up on the window, like a single shot shotgun where
this is a barrel ... It was either a barrel or a stick, but sir, they're
like, 'We are going to kill you' and then they said, 'You are a dead
(expletive),'" he told investigators.
Dunn said he next
reached into his glove box, pulled out his 9 mm handgun and fired four
times, then shot four more rounds as the SUV drove away, First
Coast News reported.
Police said the people in the SUV were
unarmed. Dunn and his girlfriend returned to Brevard County the day
after the shooting, but a witness who wrote down the couple's license
plate provided information leading police to Dunn's Satellite Beach
He was arrested a day later.
According to the
Associated Press, a Duval County judge set the trial date - Sept. 23 -
during a hearing Tuesday. State Attorney Angela Corey asked for the week
of Aug. 12, while Dunn's attorney said he would need at least six
months to prepare.