Former NY Giants player shot by Daytona Beach cops
DAYTONA BEACH —
The Daytona Beach Police Department says officers were forced to shoot a man who once played for the NFL’s New York Giants after he was holding a knife to a woman and pressed the knife to her chest.
It happened around 2:45 a.m. in the 800 block of Magnolia Ave. Officers were called to the residence in regards to a fight involving a knife.
Investigators say when officers arrived they tried to enter the home, but it was locked so they kicked the door open because they heard the woman screaming inside.
When they got inside the home they found Jermaine Green, 32, holding a knife to 37-year-old Katrina Johnson. Investigators said officers had their weapons drawn and told Green to drop the knife but instead he pulled Johnson closer to him and began to press the knife blade against her chest. The officers then fired several shots striking Green numerous times and hitting Johnson once in the arm, according to a report.
Green and Johnson were both transported to Halifax Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“It is unbelievable, in 26 years of law enforcement, I have to tell you, I’ve watched it at least 10 times already, very, very proud of the way the officers acted, I’m grateful that nobody lost their life in this incident,” said Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood.
Chitwood says Green, who played college football at Washington State, was signed as a free agent running back by the NFL’s New York Giants in May 2004. He was designated as waived/injured in August 2004 before the start of the season that year.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting which is standard procedure when an officer fires their weapon.
The officers, whose names have not been released, have been placed on administrative duty per Daytona Beach Police Department policy.
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