WESH TV: Daytona Beach cops shoot man after he plunged a knife into a woman's chest

Shooting scene in Daytona / cops open fire / Headline SurferJermaine Gree shot by Daytona cops / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer graphic / Jermaine Green, shown here in a prior Volusia County Branch Jail mug, and the suspect shot by cops early on this Wednesday morning, has a lengthy arrest record.

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.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.