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Watauga Knife Wielding Attacker Dies

Booking photo of Brandon Melton from 2007 charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon on alcohol premises (credit: Dallas Count Jail)

Booking photo of Brandon Melton from 2007 charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon on alcohol premises (credit: Dallas County Jail)

WATAUGA (CBSDFW.COM) – The suspect shot by police in Watauga after he allegedly assaulted two women with a knife Friday has died.

Brandon Lee Melton, 25, of Mesquite was observed by officers stabbing the women, according to Watauga police Sgt. Jason Babcock. An officer opened fire on Melton to stop the attack. He was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital where he died at ten till midnight Saturday.

Melton spent time in a juvenile detention facility 10 years ago, was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon in March 2007, unlawfully carrying a weapon again in Sept. of 2007, and was arrested on a drug charge in 2008.

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave, as per protocol.

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