Motion: Have state pay for Dunn's defense

Michael Dunn charged with murder in Jordan Davis' shooting death


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The attorney for Michael Dunn has filed a motion of indigency, asking that his defense be paid for by the state.

A hearing has yet to be set on the motion.

Last week, the state attorney's office released surveillance video that shows what was happening inside the Gate gas station while 17-year-old Jordan Davis was shot and killed in the parking lot.

In a dark suit and white blouse, Rhonda Rouer is seen walking through the Gate station store on Southside Boulevard at Baymeadows Road, then bringing a bottle of wine and a bag of chips to the checkout counter.

Waiting for her change, the clerk reacts to gunfire in the parking lot.

"Somebody's shooting, somebody's shooting ... I swear to God," the clerk is heard saying. "Call the cops. Oh my God."

Jordan Davis and Michael Dunn
Jordan Davis and Michael Dunn

Rouer, whose face is blurred in the video by court order, leaves the chips and wine on the counter and walks out of the store to rejoin her boyfriend, Michael Dunn, who police say fired eight shots into an SUV carrying Jordan and three other teenagers.

Back in the store, the clerk describes what she sees to her co-worker and even puts both her hands up to mimic how Dunn held the gun.

About one minute later, a customer comes in with pertinent information: the license plate number for the gunman.


The problem for both defense attorneys and prosecutors is that this is the only surveillance video they have to analyze. There's no video of happening outside the store, where Davis was shot.

In the interview, Rouer said Dunn told her that the teens had threatened to kill him and that's why he opened fire. But she said he never mentioned seeing him with a gun.