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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.

First Coast News is still gathering information about the other passengers, but we have learned that last year Stornes had a run in with police.

In 2011, then 18, Stornes was arrested by Jacksonville police. He was charged with three counts of burglary. According to police, Stornes was seen loading up a speaker box and two subwoofers into a Dodge Durango.

Could it have been the same Durango that Stornes and Davis were riding in November 23rd during that fatal encounter with gun collector Michael Dunn?

Was Stornes the driver? We have yet to confirm.

But we do know that Stornes pleaded guilty to the burglary charges in 2011 and was placed on probation for 24 months.

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The Florida Department of Corrections confirmed to First Coast News that Stornes is still on active supervision, and that he has a curfew from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

First Coast News is not sharing this information to justify the actions of Michael Dunn, but rather to give more insight into the people impacted by this fatal encounter.

Attorney Phillips said if an anonymous person had not followed Dunn's car as he sped away from the Gate gas station and captured his license number, would Dunn have reported the shooting to police?

Or would police still be looking for a suspect in the case?

Attorney Phillips asked if this is truly a Stand Your Ground case, why did he, Dunn, not stand his ground and wait for police? 


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