Florida police officers say they shot and killed a man who attacked a 5-year-old girl and was holding her at knife point.

The girl later died at a hospital as a result of her injuries.

Fort Pierce police said in a news release Friday that the mother of Olesia Doug told emergency dispatchers Thursday that someone was violently attacking her daughter at an apartment complex.

Police say they found the mother's live-in boyfriend, 27-year-old Steve Dormil, sitting on top of the young girl with a knife to her neck.

Officers say they shot Dormil after he ignored their commands. The girl was rushed to the hospital. Authorities have not described the girl's injuries.