DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -A former local football standout was shot several times overnight by Daytona Beach police officers during a domestic dispute after he stabbed a woman in the chest, police said.
According to Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood, officers were called to the home on the 800 block of Magnolia Ave. about 2:45 a.m. and were forced to break down the door after no one answered.
They encountered a man and woman in the bedroom of the home, and the man was holding a knife to the woman's throat, Chitwood said. Officers told the man to put down the knife several times, when he plunged it into the woman's chest, police said.
"He begins to press the knife into her chest, and officers were left with no other choice other than to open fire," said Chitwood.
Two officers fired shots. The suspect, Jermaine Green, 32, was taken to Halifax hospital in critical condition. The woman, identified as Katrina Johnson, 37, was shot once in the arm.
The relationship between the two was not known.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement was called, which is procedure for all police-involved shootings.
Green was once a football standout at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange and was signed by the New York Giants.