A Florida college sophomore was shot dead by Melbourne Police after he charged at an officer with an “edged weapon” and inflicted injuries, reports said.
The incident occurred Friday at around 11 p.m. when police responded to the campus of the State Institute of Technology over a student threatening others with a knife.
18-year-old Alhaji M. Sow then lunged at an officer with the edged weapon forcing the officer and a security guard to fire at him.
Life-saving measures were attempted immediately before Sow “succumbed to his injuries.”
Police said that Sow was studying aeronautical science at the college. He was a Riverdale, Georgia resident. Following his death, the school made counseling and support available for the campus community, according to a statement.