Several law enforcement agencies arrived at this home in the 700 block of Shannon Avenue in Indialantic on Jan. 13, 2013. A suspect was shot and killed by officers after threatening them with a weapon.
INDIALANTIC, FL (Florida Today) -- Law enforcement officers shot and
killed a man Sunday night at an Indialantic home after he charged at
them brandishing a knife, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said.
5:41 p.m., Indialantic police received a report of a domestic
disturbance at a two-story house at 700 N. Shannon Ave. Inside were two
victims, Ivey said. One had been choked and injured. The other had been
chased by the knife-wielding suspect.
deputies who were patrolling the area responded to assist Indialantic
police. And the fatal confrontation began shortly afterward. "The
individual, at one point, grabbed a knife and started running at our
officers. Our officers were inside a garage - and they fired and took
the individual's life," Ivey said.
did not release the suspect's identity Sunday night, pending
notification of family members. The sheriff's office is handling the
death investigation, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will
investigate the use of deadly force, Chief Deputy Doug Waller said. Two
sheriff's deputies who were involved at the scene have been placed on
paid administrative leave, Waller said.
resident Dave Collins was driving down Shannon Avenue to the bank when
he encountered multiple law-enforcement vehicles in front of the home.
"Right as I was in front of the house, I hear, 'Pow, pow, pow!' Multiple
shots fired - at least seven or eight shots fired," Collins recalled.
Indialantic Police Sgt. Michael Connor declined comment, saying the sheriff's office was handling the investigation.
and deputies sealed off the Watson Drive-Wayne Avenue block with yellow
crime-scene tape and diverted traffic for hours after the shooting.
Ivey did not identify the two victims, saying detectives would first contact their families.
two-story home is located behind the Indialantic Center on State Road
A1A, which is anchored by Ace Hardware and Dollar General. Palm Bay
resident Chuck Grosvenor was at the plaza standing outside Baroos
Beachside Bar, where he was attending a benefit concert, when he heard
"I was surprised. It's Indialantic," Grosvenor said. "You don't expect to hear automatic gunfire in Indialantic."