JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Students from Wolfson High School organized a cookout tribute for their friend Jordan Davis, the 17-year-old shot during an alleged altercation over loud music.
"You can hear the music, loud and clear, I mean I know he's looking down at us and he's happy," says Cedric Rogers, Jordan's friend.
Music, food, and lots of friends, that was the idea Alexis Brown had when she decided to organize a tribute for Jordan Davis.
"He loved music, if you see a Jordan nine times out of ten there was something booming out of his ear," says Brown.
Shirts with the many smiling faces of Jordan were worn at the cookout tribute at Pine Forest Park. And one stood out, Aliyah Harris says she was dating Jordan before he was killed, and she wants to remember him how she saw him the night he visited her at work at the mall the night he was shot.
"He was happy, he was happy to see me and he just came to say hey," says Aliyah Harris, who says she was dating Jordan.
And now the tribute is a chance for them to show Jordan those same smiles he always gave them.
"To show him that if he's looking down on us to show him that we are here for him," Harris explained.
MAD DADS also came out to support Wolfson High students, and say this event just shows how much the community's youth needs to come together.
"It gives them connection to the community, it gives them connection to know that they can do something they can make a change in the community," says AJ Jordan, MAD DADS.
And in death, Jordan is causing a change among his peers.
"I mean get right with everybody, get right with God, turn your life around because you never know what could happen," says Jasmin Ellison, Jordan's friend.
45-year-old Michael Dunn of Satellite Beach is charged with Davis' murder.
First Coast News