Knife-wielding man fatally shot by Brevard Co. deputies

Published On: Jan 14 2013 07:02:59 AM EST

A knife-wielding was fatally shot by law enforcement officers who responded to a domestic disturbance call at a house in Indialantic.

Florida Today reports several nearby Brevard County Sheriff's deputies stopped to help Indialantic police Sunday evening. Shortly after they arrived, the man grabbed a knife and charged at them in the garage.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey says the deputies fired at the man. His name has not been released, pending notification of family members.

The sheriff's office has taken over the investigation and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the use of deadly force. The deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

No further details were immediately available.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus