Edgewater police shoot, kill man

Officials say Trevor Silvia threatened officers, had 13-inch knife

Trevor Silvia.
Trevor Silvia.

EDGEWATER, Fla. – Edgewater police shot and killed a man who they say threatened officers with a knife.


Trevor Silvia, 34, died in the shooting, which occurred around 1:30 a.m. Friday at 1410 Needle Palm Drive in Edgewater.

According to police, the agency received a disturbance call and found Silvia, who threatened and confronted officers.

The officers tried to subdue Silvia with a Taser, but he ripped the stun gun's prongs out with one hand while moving toward them with the knife in the air, according to police. 

The officers then shot Silvia, who was airlifted to Halifax Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, officials said.

Police later released an image of the knife they say Silvia brandished.  It was a kitchen knife with a 13-inch blade, police said.

Silvia's mother and her boyfriend were inside the home but were not injured, police said.

Police said Silvia was arrested on armed robbery charges in 2007.

Edgewater police Sgt. John Tarr and Officer Charles Geiger were placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the shooting.

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