Friends Seek Answers From Deputies Who Fatally Shot Innocent FL Man


Friends, family and likely some customers of the Leesburg, Fl., pizza delivery man fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies this week in error will gather today to demand answers from law enforcement, the Orlando Sentinel reports. About 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a Lake County Sheriff’s deputy killed Andrew Lee Scott, 26, after he opened the door to his apartment armed with a gun.

Deputies were seeking attempted murder suspect Jonathan Brown, 31, who allegedly severely beat a man and fled the scene on a motorcycle within the same hour. Deputies saw the motorcycle parked in front of Scott’s apartment and knocked on his door without announcing themselves. expecting to find Brown. A Sheriff’s Office spokesman said Scott pointed the gun at the three deputies and one deputy responded with deadly force. Brown was later found in a nearby building and arrested. Brian Evey, Scott’s friend and pizza store manager, said, “We want to find out why the protocols that they have took an innocent life. Why did their tactics that they believe in so much take an innocent life, and why is there not any answers? Everybody’s shut up about it completely.”

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