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Dunn Trial: Gunshots sent kindergarten teacher running for cover

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Updated: 2/07 7:48 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A kindergarten teacher told the court that she ran for cover when the sound of gunfire erupted at the Gate gas station on the Southside.

The trial of Michael Dunn ended just before 5 p.m. Friday.  Sixteen witnesses took the stand in the last two days.

Alyssa LeBlanc and her brother, Chris, ended the long day of testimony.  

She said they were leaving The Loop restaurant when shots rang out.   She had her 2-year-old nephew in her arms.

"Stopped briefly for a second then ran to my car," said LeBlanc.

The early part of testimony on Friday generated some laughter in the courtroom.  A close friend of Jordan Davis told jurors he and his pals stopped for gum and cigarettes while on their way to the Avenues Mall to pick up girls on the night of the shooting.

Tevin Thompson, 18, told the court that he and Tommie Stornes went to pick up Jordan and Leland Brunson for a night on the town. They went to Thompson's house to change, to "dress up" to pick up girls at the St. John's Town Center.

The four drove in Stornes' red Dodge Durango to Urban Outfitters at the Town Center where they picked up Jordan's girlfriend, Aliyah Harris.

The group then headed for the Avenues Mall. They decided to stop at the Gate gas station for "gum and cigarettes," Thompson said.

Prosecutor John Guy asked why.

Tevin replied, so my "breath could smell good." The comment drew laughter from the courtroom.

All three of Jordan's friends took the stand Friday.

The driver of the Dodge Durango, Tommie Stornes, told the jury he saw a man identifed as Michael Dunn, point a gun toward his SUV. 

The day began with Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer Robert Holmes on the witness stand.

Leland Brunson, 18, is a senior at Wolfson High School.  He lived a block away from Jordan Davis.  He told the jury he saw Michael Dunn pull out a gun, aim it out his car window toward Jordan Davis and fire multiple times.  He said his best friend fell into his lap and died.

Paramedic William Spicer testified early Friday morning. He worked on Jordan Davis during the ambulance ride to the hospital.

JSO Sgt. Brian Shore and Officer Michael Forster also testified Friday.

The trial will carry into the weekend.

Saturday's session will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The trial could take up to two weeks.

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