4 years after Jordan Davis' death, loud music played at gas station in his memory
17-year-old shot, killed at Southside gas station on Black Friday 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Wednesday marked four years since Jordan Davis was killed, and loved ones gathered at the Southside gas station where he was fatally shot to play loud music in honor of his memory.
The 17-year-old Wolfson High School student and three friends were parked in front of the Gate gas station at the intersection of Baymeadows Road and Southside Boulevard on Black Friday when an argument over loud music ensued with Michael Dunn.
At 7:40 p.m. Nov. 23, 2012, Dunn fired 10 shots into the teen's SUV, killing Jordan.
Family and friend gathered at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday at the same gas station, including Ron Davis, Jordan's father, who expressed his gratitude for the community's support.
"It shows me that Jacksonville, after four years, still cares for Jordan. You know a lot of communities, they don't support lost loved ones. You know, the first year everybody comes out, then it dies down. The family has to go on grieving, but they grieve alone. I, in turn, try to give back to the community and we all grieve together, for as long as it takes you know," Davis said.
The convicted killer is serving life in prison. Last week, Florida's First District Court of Appeal affirmed Dunn's convictions and denied a motion for acquittal.
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