BARTOW, Fla. - The trial for a man accused of killing a Lakeland police officer begins Monday.
Kyle Daivontae Williams, 20, is charged with premeditated first degree murder in the shooting death of Officer Ardulfo Crispin in December of 2011.
Witnesses say a group of guys were in the Crystal Grove Lane Park in Bartow the night of December 18.
Officer Crispin told them the park was closed and according to the police report, he went to search the teens.
When he got to Williams, the report said the then 19-year-old pulled out a gun and fatally shot Officer Crispin.