Police ID man accused of attacking girl before being shot

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Posted: Jun 07, 2016 6:24 AM

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida have identified a man shot by police officers after he was accused of attacking a teenage girl who was walking her dog.

News outlets report Winter Springs police say 24-year-old Jeffrey A. Worley was in critical but stable condition Monday after an officer opened fire, hitting him during Sunday's confrontation.

Police had responded to Worley's home after the girl's mother reported the attack. Police Chief Kevin Brunelle says the girl was walking her dog when the suspect tried to rip off her pants. She escaped.

Brunelle says Worley brandished a knife and advanced toward officers, who shot him.

The officer who shot Worley has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Worley is facing multiple charges including attempted murder. The races of those involved in the shooting weren't immediately available.