Friends and family will protest deputy killing of innocent Leesburg man (Orlando Sentinel)
Wednesday July 18th, 2012
Friends, family and likely some customers of the Leesburg pizza delivery man shot by deputies this week will gather downtown Tavares to demand answers from law enforcement Thursday.
About 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a Lake County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed 26-year-old Andrew Lee Scott after he opened the door to his apartment armed with a gun. Deputies were on the hunt for 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 manager at Hungry Howie's Pizza, said the group wants to know why the deputy shot and killed Scott and more about the deputies' decision that night not to announce their presence.