Man shot, killed by Homestead police identified

Edward Foster, 35, pronounced dead at hospital


HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A man shot and killed in a police-involved shooting Thursday afternoon in Homestead has been identified.

Miami-Dade police said Edward Foster, 35, was shot after the officer received a call of an armed man in the area of Southwest 187th Avenue and Southwest 328th Street shortly before 4:30 p.m.

Police said when the officer, identified as Anthony Green, arrived at the scene, he confronted Foster and shots were fired. Foster was then taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

According to multiple witnesses, Green jumped out of his car and shot a man who was walking along the street. Witnesses said they did not hear the officer yell any commands at the man before the shooting.

Witnesses told Local 10 News that the officer fired at the suspect four times, but authorities have not yet corroborated the witness' claims. One witness said Foster was kneeling down before he was shot.

"You can see him fall. I don't know if he had a gun or not, but he wasn't running," said Foster's friend, Toneric Collins. "(He was) on his knees."

Witnesses said other officers responded to the scene quickly and performed CPR on the man until paramedics arrived.

Foster's family told Local 10 News that his children are now without both parents, because Foster's girlfriend, who was also the mother of his kids, was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2012.

Homestead police Detective Fernando Morales said Green was not hurt. Miami-Dade police are investigating the shooting.

Green has been involved in a number of police-involved shootings in which he was cleared of wrongdoing, according to the Miami Herald.

The first shooting was reported in 2005, when Green fatally shot Jason Williams during a fight. Williams was not armed and Green was cleared of wrongdoing.

Green also fatally shot convicted murderer Anthony Cinotti in 2007 after Cinotti allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend and her 11-year-old son multiple times. According to the newspaper, Green was also cleared in that shooting and was a finalist that year for the Police Benevolent Association's officer of the year awards.

The most recent shooting was in 2008 when Green shot armed robbery suspect, Wilmar Bolton in the abdomen. The result of that investigation was not immediately released Friday.

Local 10 News has learned Foster has an arrest record dating back to 1998 for charges including attempted murder. His family told Local 10 News reporter Ben Kennedy that Foster had turned his life around and did not have a weapon on him when he was shot by Green.

"My brother is not guilty," said Foster's sister. "He had no gun. (He didn't do anything) but come home from work."

Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10

About the Authors: