Cop Watch

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Homestead officer fatally shoots man after scuffle in front of store

Homestead -- A police officer shot and killed a man outside a grocery store in this South Miami-Dade city Thursday after the two got into a scuffle.

Jason Williams, 28, was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

When Green arrived at the grocery store, he asked Williams, who was standing outside, to leave. Police said Williams became belligerent, which led to a physical altercation between the two men.Williams threw Green against the doorway and an adjacent wall, police said.Fearing for his life, Green drew his gun and shot Williams, hitting him in the stomach.