Update: Wednesday afternoon Daytona Beach Police identified the male in this article as 32-year old Jermaine Green and the female as 37-year old Katrina Johnson. Police also said Johnson, “…did not sustain any knife wound injuries.” Halifax Hospital spokesperson Tangela Boyd also said that Johnson was in Satisfactory condition Wednesday afternoon.
Daytona Beach Police officers shot a man overnight Wednesday who they say was holding a woman at knifepoint. In a news release, Daytona Beach Police say two officers were dispatched to 822 Magnolia Avenue around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday after a fight was reported at the residence. However, when the call was updated with information that a knife might be involved in the incident, responding officers entered the home and “…observed a male armed with a knife holding a female against her will.”
Police say the officers told the man to drop the knife, but the man “…pulled the female closer to him and began to press the knife blade against the [woman’s] chest.” Police said they could not tell if the woman was injured by the knife, but both officers had their service weapons drawn and fired at the suspect due to the threat to the woman’s safety. Police say the officers “…fired several rounds striking the suspect numerous times….” The woman was also shot once in the arm.
Police say the man and woman were transported to Halifax Hospital with “…non-life threatening injuries.” Tangela Boyd with the Halifax Hospital Public Relations Office told this reporter shortly after 10 a.m. that conditions on the two would likely be available Wednesday afternoon. Other information on the two was not available Wednesday morning from police, but detectives were still working the crime scene when this reporter was at the area around 8:30 Wednesday morning. Residents in the neighborhood appeared to wake up unaware of police vehicles and news crews along the street. Two boys from around a block away exclaimed to each other how they did not hear anything overnight regarding the incident, and adults leaving home for work seemed to echo those comments.
Meanwhile, Daytona Beach Police say the two officers have been placed on Administrative Duty, which is a department policy and non-disciplinary, while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement also conducts an investigation into the incident.
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