Man Being Arrested For Criminal Trespass Pulls Knife On Officer And Gets Killed

Thursday morning, a Florida police officer shot and killed a man who stabbed him in the face.

Police released a statement identifying the suspect as Benjamin Joseph Remley, 36, of Deltona.

In February, Remley was released from prison after being sentenced to three years in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

A trespass warning was issued to Remley at the request of the business after Daytona Beach police initially responded to a report of a suspicious person.

Another call notified police that Remley had returned to the gas station an hour later. A responding officer, alongside a Volusia County deputy who had been at the station for an unrelated matter, attempted to arrest Remley on a trespassing charge, but Remley began to resist, police said.

A knife was pulled from Remley’s pocket, and the officer was slashed along his jawline, authorities said. The officer then pulled his gun from his holster and fired twice, hitting Remley under the armpit.

The officer, whose name has not yet been released, is expected to make a full recovery, police said. State law enforcement officials are investigating the shooting.