Student shot during altercation with police; no other injuries reported

Published: March 2nd, 2010

Category: Announcements, InsideUF, Top Stories

A University of Florida student was shot Tuesday night during an altercation with university police after he barricaded himself into his unit at Corry Village family housing on campus.

The student, Kofi Adu-Brempong, a 35-year-old doctoral student in geography from Ghana, was being treated at Shands at UF medical center, police said.

No one else was injured in the altercation with police.

The shooting occurred at about 9:45 p.m. A Corry Village resident called police after hearing the student screaming in his apartment. Officers tried to negotiate with the student for about an hour after he barricaded himself into his apartment. The student threatened officers with a pipe and a knife.

Officers attempted to use peaceful means to subdue the student but he continued to struggle with them, police said. One officer then fired his weapon.

Eight to ten Corry Village residents were evacuated to another part of the complex during the standoff. It was unclear when they would be allowed to return to their apartments.

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