Khyler Edman Bio
Khyler Edman was a 15 years old boy who, killed while protecting his 5-year-old sister from an intruder in Port Charlotte, Florida, on September 26. He was the student of Charlotte High School.
Khyler Edman Age
He was 15 years old.
Edman killed while protecting Sister
He was in the family home, which is located 100 miles south of Tampa, with his sister when “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 in a press conference.
Khyler Edman Death Cause
Authorities Have Not Revealed Edman’s Cause of Death.
During Cole’s arrest, officers received reports of two burglaries in the area. One of those took place at the Edman’s home, the other at the home of the 911 caller.
When police went to Edman’s house, they found the teenager dead. His 5-year-old sister was unharmed. Authorities have not revealed Edman’s exact cause of death.
Khyler Edman GoFoundMe
On a GoFundMe page set up to help raise money for Edman’s family, his loved ones wrote that Edman “was only 15 years old and lost his life due to a senseless act of a stranger.” That page has raised more than $30,000.
Edman is described as being “full of life.” His hobbies are listed as being fishing, going to the beach and bike riding with friends.
Edman was an “an avid lover of the outdoors and a forever fan of the Gators.” Edman had been a member of the ROTC program at Charlotte High School. The tribute goes on to read, “Mostly, he is known for his unselfishness, always putting others before himself.
Khyler will always hold the title of an awesome big brother to his siblings, especially his sister. He was kind, caring, loving, and will be missed by many.”
Edman’s Suspect Arrested
Ryan Clayton Cole has been arrested in relation to the crime. The horror unfolded at around 4:00 p.m. on September 26.
Cole is the suspect in both of those burglaries. At the time of writing, Cole is facing charges of burglary and petit theft.
WWSB reports that further charges are expected in the case. CBS12 reports that Cole was identified in a photo line-up by a neighbor. Cole is being held in Charlotte County Jail.
Ryan Cole Bio
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has said that Cole is known to authorities in the area and has a history of drug use and petty crime.
At the time of his September 2019 arrest, Cole was on probation. WWSB reports that in February 2019, Cole was accused of trespassing and resisting arrest without violence.
In March, Cole was arrested and accused of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
In June, Cole was arrested twice, first for trespassing and resisting arrest and the second time for petit larceny. Cole’s most recent arrest came in August when he was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.