Port Charlotte, FL-A 15-year-old boy died in Florida protecting his family’s home and 5-year-old sister from an intruder.
Khyler Edman was at the family’s home with his sister Thursday afternoon when a man broke in.
“A violent encounter ensued where we believe that teenager was trying to protect the home and protect their younger sibling,” Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell said at a press conference.
Police responded to reports of an injured man running through a neighborhood in Port Charlotte. Authorities found the alleged intruder, identified as Ryan Clayton Cole, near Edman’s home, with several stab wounds on his hands and side. Cole tried to flee when authorities approached him, police said.
While apprehending Cole, the Charlotte County sheriff received another emergency call about a burglary. Canvassing the area, police realized two houses had been allegedly burglarized by Cole — one belonging to the 911 caller, and the other to Edman's family. Officers then discovered Edman deceased.
At this time, Cole has been charged with burglary and theft. The investigation continues.