A UF international student is in Shands at UF after being shot by University Police at Corry Village Tuesday at about 9:45 p.m.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando said Kofi Adu-Brempong, a 35-year-old Ghanan Ph.D. student in geography, barricaded himself in his apartment.
Neighbors called police at about 8:17 p.m. after hearing screams coming from the apartment, Orlando said.
The University Police Department went to the apartment and tried negotiating with the student for about an hour, Orlando said.
Adu-Brempong confronted them with a pipe and a knife, Orlando said.
After police tried to subdue Adu-Brempong with a taser and a bean bag round, which delivers non-lethal blows, Adu-Brempong continued to struggle, he said.
Police shot Adu-Brempong at around 9:45 p.m., he said.
Adu-Brempong’s condition was not known at press time, and no other injuries were reported, Orlando said.
Police evacuated about eight to 10 Corry Village residents during the standoff, according to the UF News.
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