FDLE investigating deputy-involved shooting in Leesburg - FOX 35 News Orlando

FDLE investigating deputy-involved shooting in Leesburg

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LEESBURG, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) surveyed the area at the Blueberry Hill II apartments complex in Leesburg Monday morning, talking with residents. 

Complex workers installed and painted a new door on one of the units, because the one it replaced was full of bullet holes.  It is where Andrew Scott, 26, was shot and killed by a Lake County Sheriff's Deputy on Sunday.

Neighbor Tedd Richards woke to the sounds of the shooting.  "I heard about seven or eight gun shots. got up and heard a woman screaming," he said.

According to a Lake County Sheriff's Office spokesman, two deputies showed up at Scott's unit around 2 a.m. Sunday morning.  They were looking for attempted murder suspect Jonathan Brown.  Deputies said they found Brown's motorcycle in front of Scott's apartment and believed Brown was inside.

They said they knocked on the door and when Scott opened the door, he had a gun in his hand. Deputies said Scott had the gun pointed in their direction, so one of the deputies opened fire, killing Scott.

FOX 35 news has also learned the deputies did not announce they were law enforcement when they knocked. They said they didn't announce themselves out of fear the suspect would run.  A deputy spokesman said it's not required to announce themselves in these situations.

Either way, people who knew Scott said it's a tragedy.  There is no word on whether the two men knew each other. 

Deputies eventually found Jonathan Brown.  He is now in the Lake County Jail.

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