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Media Roundtable: Dunn Convicted Of First-Degree Murder

Michael Dunn in court.

Michael Dunn, former Atlantic Beach police chief Michael Classey and ridesharing services are making headlines this week.

Wednesday, jurors in the retrial of Michael Dunn found him guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Davis was shot and killed during a dispute over loud music at a Southside Gate gas station in November 2012. His parents cried in court this week after the jury delivered their decision.

Ron Davis, Jordan's father, said he hopes this will shine a light on all of the families of those killed who did not receive a similar outcome.

"We must as Americans do a better job of loving one another," he said 

Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted murder and shooting a deadly missile in his first trial in February. For those charges, he faces at least 60 years in prison.

Joining us on our regular Friday roundtable to discuss this and other stories from the week was our panel of local journalists:

Other topics include former Atlantic Beach police chief Michael Classey being arrested for drug possession and trafficking, and the Jacksonville City Council introducing legislation to impound unregulated vehicles offering ride services like Uber and Lyft.
You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.


Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.