Remembering Jordan Davis at Georgia memorial

Published On: Nov 30 2012 10:57:47 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 01 2012 09:08:45 AM EST

Hundreds of friends and family gathered Friday night at the West Cobb Funeral Home in Marietta to remember the late Jordan Davis.

MARIETTA, Ga. -

Hundreds of friends and family gathered Friday night at the West Cobb Funeral Home in Marietta to remember the late Jordan Davis.

The 17-year-old's father, Ron, told Channel 4 he is hopeful some good can come out of the awful tragedy. 

"We are going to miss him. He was just like any other kid. Anyone out there who has children will understand why I want to get guns off the street," said Davis.   

The father said he is sad that Michael Dunn may use the Stand Your Ground law as his defense in this case. Davis said he doesn't believe the events of that night support that claim, even if Michael Dunn felt threatened.

"If you feel threatened, most people call 911. He never did that as far as I'm told. He sprayed the car with bullets, knowing kids were in the car, drove to his hotel and had a good night's sleep. He came down the next day, found out someone died, my son Jordan Davis, and still didn't call the authorities," said Davis.

For the first time, Channel 4 also heard from Jordan Davis's mother, Lucia McBath. The grieving mother did not want to go on camera, but issued this statement: "The family of the late Jordan Davis would like to thank everyone for your prayers as well as your expressions of love, care and concern."

Both sides of Jordan Davis's family are confident that the legal system will work and justice will be served for their son.

"Sometimes you see certain instances where it doesn't play out the way you'd like it to, but there's always a second justice. I don't want revenge. I absolutely don't want revenge," said Davis. "We realize there is a lot of speculation at this time. All the facts will come out at a later date. We want justice to be served."

Jordan Davis's funeral will be at noon Saturday at the Trinity Chapel Church of God in Powder Springs, not far from where Jordan grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta.

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