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Shooter Michael Dunn Claimed He Was 'Victim’ and 'Victor' in Prison Phone Calls

| by Michael Allen

Nine phone calls made by Michael Dunn in December 2012 from jail were recently released by the Florida state attorney’s office.

Dunn was arrested after he shot and killed Jordan Davis at a Jacksonville, Fla. gas station on Nov. 23,  2012.

Dunn was recently found guilty on several counts of attempted second-degree murder for shooting ten bullets into Davis' SUV, which resulted in Davis' death. The jury deadlocked on murder in the first degree.

"I was the one that was being preyed upon and I fought back," Dunn stated during the prison phone calls to his fiancée, Rhonda Roue, according to CBS News. "It’s not quite the same but it made me think of like the old TV shows and movies where like how the police used to think when a chick got raped going, 'Oh, it’s her fault because of the way she dressed.'”

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"I’m like, 'So it’s my fault [laughing] because I asked them to turn their music down,'" said Dunn. "I got attacked and I fought back because I didn’t want to be a victim and now I’m in trouble. I refused to be a victim and now I’m incarcerated.”

“I’m the ... victim here,” added Dunn. “I was the one who was victimized ... I’m the victor, but I was the victim too.”

Dunn also said he was in a jail cell by himself, “but I guess it would be better than being in a room with them animals ... I was in a room with three black guys."

In October of 2013, WTEV in Jacksonville published letters from Dunn that echoed the racist tone of his phone calls (video below).

"It’s spooky how racist everyone is up here and how biased toward blacks the courts are," Dunn wrote to Roue. "This jail is full of blacks and they all act like thugs … This may sound a bit radical but if more people would arm themselves and kill these [expletive] idiots when they’re threatening you, eventually they may take the hint and change their behavior ... I just got off the phone with you and we were talking about how racist the blacks are up here. The more time I am exposed to these people, the more prejudiced against them I become."

Sources: WTEV and CBS News