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Florida Teen Dies Protecting Sister from Robbery

Khyler Edman is a hero. The teenage boy lost his life protecting his younger sister.

BuzzFeed News got the details on the tragic passing of Khyler Edman. Khyler is the 15-year-old boy who lost his life trying to defend his sister from a home burglar.

According to the media news outlet, Khyler was home with his 5-year-old sister when 27-year-old Ryan Cole entered their Port Charlotte residence. There’s no telling what all went on in the home, but it’s clear that there was a struggle.

When police found Cole, he was wandering the Starlite neighborhood with obvious stab wounds. As it turns out, Cole is suspected of having to been involved in several robberies in the neighborhood that same day. It was during one of his last burglaries that he came into contact with Khyler.

Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell describes the situation before catching the burglar.

“It appears that the suspect had broken into this residence, a violent encounter ensued where we believe that the teenager was trying to protect the home and protect their younger sibling. Like I said, a violent encounter ensued and the teenager had succumbed to their injuries.”

Kyhler’s family and friends held a candlelight vigil in his memory. During the vigil he was described as a hero with an amazing spirit.

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