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Jacksonville gas station shooting suspect had encounter at Kennedy Space Center

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- First Coast News has learned more about a 45-year old man accused in a gas station shooting in which 17-year-old Jordan Davis was killed.

Michael Dunn had another encounter on a trip to Jacksonville years ago. That time, it involved the FBI. Dunn, who is a vice president for a company on the Space Coast, is also a licensed pilot.

He was on his way to Jacksonville back in 2007 when he told investigators he accidentally veered into restricted air space at the Kennedy Space Center.

That brought out federal investigators, and bomb sniffing dogs, who thought the wayward plan might have been an act of terrorism.  They decided it was not, and First Coast News has learned that they did not charge Dunn. 

In speaking about Dunn today in connection with these current and more serious charges, investigators are still sorting out if Dunn had a permit for the gun he reportedly used in the shooting.

"He was a collector of guns, supposedly information obtained from Brevard County that he was a collector and shot at local gun ranges down there," said Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Lt. Rob Schoonover.
In the meantime, Dunn's family members, who declined to speak with FCN on camera, say they are standing by him.

First Coast News

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