Victim: Reynaldo Muñoz Jr. (killed)
The accused: Jack Davis


Reynaldo Muñoz Jr.

White male

Age at time: 20

Weapon: unarmed

Victim photo: Miami Herald


Jack Davis

White male

Age at time: 14

Weapon: gun


Case type:

Defendant's Property



Case year:

Location details: On or near the dock connected to the defendant's property in Miami Shores, Miami-Dade County, on May 02, 2011

What happened: Reynaldo Muñoz, a 20-year-old deaf man, was trying to steal a WaveRunner from a Miami Shores dock when the owners saw him and called 911. Dispatchers recorded Yasmin Davis telling her 14-year-old son to "get the gun." Moments later the boy fired, the shot recorded on the 911 tape. Police found Muñoz's body floating in the bay. A lawyer for the victim's family has argued that the shooting was unnecessary and that Muñoz was not on the shooter's property when the gun was fired. Originally, the family told police that Muñoz threatened them, according to Miami Herald reports. But one of Muñoz's former teachers said that would be impossible because he was nearly deaf and could not be understood when he spoke.

The outcome: June 19, 2013, prosecutors announced they would not to charge Jack Davis in the death of Ryenaldo Muñoz.

Investigating agency: Miami-Dade Police

Case decision made by: Prosecutor

Trayvon Martin’s death became controversial because circumstances leading up to the shooting cast doubt on who was to blame. The Tampa Bay Times reviewed other “stand your ground” cases for similar circumstances. The Times relied on available information, some of which may not tell the whole story. When the situation was unclear, that was noted.

Yes No Unclear/

Did the victim initiate the confrontation?


Was the victim armed?


Was the victim committing a crime that led to the confrontation?


Did the defendant pursue the victim?


Could the defendant have retreated to avoid the conflict?


Was the defendant on his or her property?


Did someone witness the attack?


Was there physical evidence?


Source: Miami Herald, Nov. 10, 2011.

Source: Miami Herald, Jan. 12, 2012.

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Case last updated: Aug. 10, 2013