Police Officer Steven Green
Mobile Police Department, Alabama
End of Watch: Friday, February 3, 2012
Tour of Duty: 1 year, 8 months
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Date of Incident: February 3, 2012
Weapon Used: Edged weapon
Suspect Info: Deceased
Agency Contact Information
Chief of Police Michael T. Williams
Mobile Police Department
2460 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36606
Phone: (251) 208-1700
Police Officer Steven Green was stabbed to death by a prisoner outside of the Mobile County Metro Jail at approximately 3:50 pm.
The subject had been arrested by an off duty police officer earlier in the day when he attempted to rob a dollar store. He had approached the store’s checkout counter, demanded money, then lit the counter on fire after spraying it with lighter fluid. An off duty officer shopping in the store tackled him and took him into custody.
He was processed at the police station and was being transported to the county jail by Officer Green when he attacked and fatally stabbed Officer Green outside of the jail complex. The subject then stole the officer’s service weapon and patrol car. Other officers pursued the suspect to a home off of Dauphin Island Parkway where he engaged them in a shootout, wounding one officer in the arm. The suspect suffered a fatal gunshot wound during the exchange of shots.
Officer Green had served with the Mobile Police Department for 20 months. He is survived by his wife and children.
Video shows Lawrence Wallace Junior hours before he fatally stabbed the police officer. Handcuffed with his arms behind his back, Wallace is very talkative, playing to the news cameras. It’s as though he’s enjoying telling us what he’s getting ready to do.
News 5 has shared this video with Mobile police, when we slow it down, Wallace appears to fold the pendant and slide something out of it and slip it in between his fingers. This is what he says afterward, "I’ll be out before I reach down there."
After he gets in the back of the police car, and the door shuts. He smiles for the cameras. Still running his mouth he says, I’ll see y’all in a minute. This is all part of the movie man. I’ll see y’all in a minute".
What we didn’t know about this movie as he smugly called it was the officer you see to the left opening the door to the police car, would be victim to his deadly plot; officer Steven Green.
Wallace stabbed officer green inside the sally port of metro jail. One witness says he never even saw the weapon. "What saw was whenever the police officers bringing him in, take off the handcuffs, the black man stabbed. Took off in the officer’s car, crashed..docking station..all i saw from there".
Armed with a gun Wallace took off for a neighborhood off Dauphin Island parkway in the officer’s car. He ran underneath this house on Daytona drive. Where she shot a second officer. After holding sharpshooters, tactical units, and swat team members at bay for three and a half hours, Wallace’s movie came to silent end, with him in a body bag, and the community with one less officer to serve and protect.