Police shoot suspect in Gainesville stabbing

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Police have fatally shot a man suspected of stabbing a staff member on the University of Florida's campus.

Authorities say 28-year-old Michael Cravey approached the university staff member and his wife outside of Leigh Hall Monday morning. After a brief conversation, the suspect stabbed the man and fled the area. Police do not believe the men knew each other previously.

The Gainesville Sun (


) reports a police officer saw Cravey in a Best Buy parking lot just after 10 a.m. The officer ordered the man to drop the hatchet he was carrying, but Cravey ignored the order and came toward the officer. The officer fired and hit the man multiple times.

Cravey was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.

The stabbing victim was also taken to a hospital for treatment. His wife was not injured.

Students are on spring break this week.


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