MELBOURNE, Florida – A Clayton County teenager who was a student at the Florida Institute of Technology was shot dead by police on campus.
Melbourne police said 18-year-old Alhaji Sow, who is from Riverdale, was reportedly armed with a knife and attacked students around 11 p.m. on Friday night. Witnesses said he went to an apartment building on campus.
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Melbourne Police and Florida Tech security officers confronted Sow, who police said had a live weapon. During the confrontation, police said that Sow pounced on an officer, which resulted in him being shot by a Melbourne police officer and a security officer.
The officers tried life-saving measures, but Sow died on the scene.
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A Melbourne officer was also injured in the confrontation. He was not hospitalized. His identity was not made public.
The students were asked to seek protection during the confrontation. University…