JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For this mother, it’s a moment that seems to be stuck on repeat.
"He started crying and I knew, I knew at that moment, I knew in my spirit that Jordan was gone,” said Lucia McBath.
McBath spent Tuesday evening visiting her 17-year-old son Jordan Davis in a funeral home. Davis died Friday at a Gate gas station on the Southside in the arms of his friends.
Michael Dunn, 45, is charged with his murder.
Police say Dunn pulled the trigger after an argument with the teens over loud music. A senseless killing in the eyes of two parents now left wondering why.
"I've asked myself that question a thousand times and I'll never know the answer, only God knows that,” said McBath.
"I’m trying to be strong for my son right now, but actually, off camera I'm a mess. I'm an actual mess. It's going to be a very long time before I'm able to get even a piece of myself back,” said Ronald Davis.
Davis knows the only way to do that is through the legacy of his son. Both of Jordan’s parents tell Action News they’re planning to spend the rest of their lives lobbying for stricter gun laws here in Florida. A mission that’ll be made worthwhile, they say, if they can spare someone else, anyone else, this level of pain.
"If everyone comes together maybe we can get some of these guns out of people's hands,” said Davis.
A foundation in his memory will also be created by Jordan’s parents for at-risk students that suffer from tragedies.
The family will receive friends and family on Wednesday, November 28 from 4-7 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin.