Who's the "good samaritan" in Jordan Davis' killing?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Many times when crimes are committed, witnesses choose to turn a blind eye or don't want to get involved. Fortunately that was not the case on November 23, the night Jordan Davis was shot at the Gate gas station parking lot on Southside Boulevard and Baymeadows Road.

An individual referred to only as "the witness" in a police report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office allegedly, "observed the white male drive away in a dark colored Volkswagen." The witness also provided authorities with the Florida license plate number that traced back to the suspect, Michael Dunn.

A statement from the Law Office of John M. Phillips, who has been hired by the family of Jordan Davis, simply said, "The family appreciates the outpouring of prayer, love and support and is especially thankful for the good samaritan that helped apprehend the man that murdered their son."

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More information about one of the friends with Jordan Davis

More information about one of the friends with Jordan Davis

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The night 45-year old Michael Dunn allegedly fired several bullets into a red Dodge Durango. 17-year-old Jordan Davis was killed and Tommie Stornes was injured.

John Phillips, attorney for the Davis family, said by phone that the passengers in the vehicle and their families are still in shock.

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"My understanding is they don't want to talk," said Phillips. "They're not ready. They need time to mourn."

Phillips said there will be time to tell the truthful side of Jordan Davis' story and to share his legacy.

Will 'Stand Your Ground' stand in Dunn's case?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Michael Dunn, accused of shooting and killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis, has hired the legal team of Mitch Stone and Robin Lemonidis to defend him against murder charges.

"He was not a vigilante of any sort," said Lemonidis, "He simply responded as he felt was necessary when he was threatened."

But when asked if they plan to use Florida's controversial 'Stand Your Ground' defense, Lemonidis was evasive in her answer. Lemonidis has said that her client said he saw one of the teens with a gun.

"I can give you the lawyer answer or the mom answer, which is we'll see," she said.

Southside residents shocked by gas station murder

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Southside residents were shaken after the shooting death of a 17-year-old Wolfson High School student.

He was shot just after 7:30 Friday night at the Gate gas station on the corner of Southside Boulevard and Baymeadows Road.

It's next to where Tiffany Randle works.

"I didn't even hear any of the shooting or anything I just turned around and saw all of the ambulances and police cars coming," said Randlem. She is an employee at Village Bread Cafe, which is located in the same shopping plaza as the gas station.

She saw police tape go up at the scene.

Randle is still trying to make sense of the deadly shooting.

According to an anonymous source, the shooting claimed the life of Jordan Davis.

"Everybody was just shocked because this is a very safe neighborhood. Nothing like that really every happens around here you know," Randle explained.

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JSO: Shooting leaves one dead over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A shooting at Gate gas station parking lot on Southside Boulevard and Baymeadows Road turned deadly Friday night leaving one man dead, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

"Patrol officers arrived, they found a young black male who sustained several gun shots," said Sgt. Michael Paul with JSO homicide. "He was transported to Shands Hospital. Upon arrival he was pronounced deceased."

Investigators spoke with several witnesses that said there was a red SUV, which was occupied by the victim and some of the victim's friends. A white male in a dark colored sedan became involved in an argument over load music, when he allegedly opened fire on the red SUV striking the victim and killing him.

JSO is now searching for the shooter.

There were no other injures sustained, according to Paul.

The investigation is still on going.

Line begins forming at The Avenues Mall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sears will be opening its doors at 8:00 p.m. Thanksgiving night for the first time ever.  The store is boasting a thousand doorbuster deals, including a 50 inch LED TV for $299. 

That price was enough to convince Chip Yglesia to begin camping outside the department store at The Avenues on Wednesday afternoon. 

"I had to go find out where to wait because this rope wasn't here yet," Yglesia explained pointing to the line.  "They told me to wait out here and then they put the rope up and [I] felt pretty silly when no one else was here until later." 

Amanda Head was second in line.  As an employee inside the optical department, even she will not get her hands on any deals until 8:00. 

"It's worth it," she said.  "When you're saving $1000, it's worth it." 

Head is planning to buy one of the 50 inch televisions as well as a $100 diamond tennis bracelet. 

Black (Thursday) Friday: Shopping hours

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As you plot your shopping for Thanksgiving night and Black Friday, here's a list of shopping hours at major retailers across the First Coast News.


Avenues Mall:
Closed Thanksgiving
Black Friday 12am - 9pm

Best Buy:
Closed Thanksgiving
Black Friday Open 12AM to 10PM

Closed Thanksgiving
Black Friday 12AM to 1PM

Orange Park Mall:
Closed Thanksgiving
Black Friday 12AM to 10PM