DAYTONA BEACH -- Violent crime continues unabated in Daytona Beach with a report of city cops forced to open fire on a man who had a knife to a woman's throat and plunging it into her chest inside a residence in the 800 block of Magnolia Avenue, according to WESH TV.
The shooting happened after two officers responded to a domestic dispute call at 2:45 a.m. during which cops were forced to break down the door when nobody answered, Police Chief Michael Chitwood told the Orlando TV station.
The woman was inadvertantly shot in the arm by the cops.
Chitwood said the officers repeatedly demanded the man put the knife down before he stabbed her and forced them to open fire on him. told the man to put down the knife several times, when he plunged it into the woman's chest, police said.
The knife-wielding suspect, identified as Jermaine Green, was transported to Halifax Health Hospital where he was reported in critical condition.
The woman's name was not released and her condition was not as grave unknown.
As of 6:30 a.m., neither Chitwood nor the DBPD had generated a press release for other media Central Florida media outlets, including Headline Surfer.