Forty-nine people including elected officials and a retired FBI special agent submitted letters in support of former Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn, hoping to convince Judge Donald Jacobsen to be lenient while deciding Dunn’s fate.
Former Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for the October 2018 shooting death of Cristóbal Lopez, a suspected shoplifter who died of a gunshot wound in his back just outside the door to Dunn’s Army-Navy Surplus store.
Former Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn is facing up to 17½ years in prison after pleading guilty today to a reduced charge of manslaughter with a firearm in the 2018 shooting death of a suspected shoplifter at the Lakeland store Dunn was managing.
A plea agreement is in the works in the second-degree murder case of former Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn, Circuit Judge Donald Jacobsen announced in court today. A plea hearing is set for Friday morning.
Monday’s release of dramatic surveillance video in the Michael Dunn shooting case has generated coverage from national and even international news organizations. Some, like The New York Times, added their own reporting to the story of the first-term Lakeland city commissioner shooting and killing a suspected shoplifter at his store, Vets Army Navy Surplus on […]
City Commissioner Michael Dunn shot and killed a man he accused of trying to steal a hatchet from his store, Vets Army Navy at 819 N. Florida Ave., this afternoon, according to the Lakeland Police Department. The victim was identified as Cristobal Lopez, 50. Police said as Lopez’ father was making a purchase around 2:30 p.m., […]