Sunday, July 14, 2013

Police: Former Corrections Officer Kills Former Nurse

Mykeba Dynette Clark
TITUSVILLE, Florida -- At approximately 2:39 p.m. today, the Titusville Police Department received a 9-1-1 call where the caller reported hearing glass breaking,  a woman screaming, and what sounded like “skin being hit” at the Bay Towers condominium complex located in the 2800 block of S. Washington Avenue in Titusville, Florida.

According to police, once they arrived on scene, they saw 42-year-old Leon Foster, Jr. of Indian River County, Florida straddling 44-year-old Mykeba Dynette Clark on the north side of the condo complex.   An officer then pulled his Taser and ordered Foster to get off the woman - but Foster did not respond and was tased by the officer.

Foster then allegedly turned toward the officer while holding a knife and the officer transitioned to his firearm at which time Foster dropped the knife that he had allegedly used to stab Clark several times in the chest area.  Foster was then detained by other officers at the scene.

Leon Foster, Jr.
Clark was treated at the scene and indicated to the officers that she was a nurse and knew from her injuries that she would die.  She was air lifted to a trauma center where she was pronounced deceased by a doctor.  Foster was injured in the incident and was treated for his minor injuries

Foster was later interviewed by detectives where he allegedly said that he currently is an electrician but was a former correctional officer with Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. 

Foster is charged with homicide which police say is possibly domestic violence related, kidnapping, and armed burglary. 


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