Former NFL Player Shot by Police
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A former football player was shot early Wednesday by Daytona Beach police as he held a knife to a woman's throat, police said.
Police were called to the home where the attack happened and forced their way inside. Jermaine Green, 32, was holding a knife to the throat of Katrina Johnson, 37, and refused to drop the weapon. Officers opened fired, also striking Johnson in the arm, police said.
Green remained in critical condition in the hospital while Johnson was not seriously injured.
Green was a former local football player from Port Orange, Police Chief Mike Chitwood said. Green was signed to the New York Giants in 2004, NFL records show.
Chitwood said officers had "no other choice other than to open fire" when Green was seen pressing the knife into the woman's chest.
The relationship between Green and Johnson was not immediately known.
The officers involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leaving pending an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
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