Trespasser shot dead after stabbing Daytona Beach officer in the face




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  • 2022-12-01 17:55:49Z
  • By Daytona Beach News-Journal
Crime scene tape surrounds a pickup at a Sunoco station on West International Speedway Boulevard on Thursday, Dec.
Crime scene tape surrounds a pickup at a Sunoco station on West International Speedway Boulevard on Thursday, Dec.  

DAYTONA BEACH - A police officer was stabbed in the face by a trespasser at a gas station Thursday morning, prompting him to fatally shoot the man, Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young said.

The incident occurred at a Sunoco gas station at 2501 W. International Speedway Blvd. around 9:15 a.m., the chief said.

The officer, a veteran of the Daytona Beach Police Department, is expected to recover from his injury, but the trespasser died of his gunshot wounds, Young said.

The officer was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

Paramedics transporting the wounded suspect to the hospital said he was shot twice under the armpit, authorities said.

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Young said police were responding a second time to the gas station to deal with the same man trespassing at the business. On the second call, a sheriff's deputy was at the gas station as a patron and was alerted about the trespasser and informed that police were on their way, Young said.

Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young, and Volusia County Sheriff, Mike Chitwood, left, at a press conference Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Daytona Beach.
Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young, and Volusia County Sheriff, Mike Chitwood, left, at a press conference Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Daytona Beach.  

Once the officer got on scene, he and the deputy approached the trespasser. A fight ensued when the deputy grabbed the suspect's left arm. The Daytona Beach officer's body camera was knocked off, Young said.

But the deputy's body camera shows how the man pulled a knife out of his pocket and stabbed the officer, said Sheriff Mike Chitwood.

"As the Daytona officer goes to grab his right arm that's when you see he comes up with the knife," Chitwood said.

Daytona Beach Police investigators work the scene of an officer involved shooting on Thursday at the Sunoco station at Thames Road and International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach.
Daytona Beach Police investigators work the scene of an officer involved shooting on Thursday at the Sunoco station at Thames Road and International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach.  

This article originally appeared on The Daytona Beach News-Journal: Daytona officer shoots, kills man after being stabbed in face

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