Deputies fatally shoot armed man in central Fla.

Published On: Jul 16 2012 11:09:04 AM EDT

An armed man fatally shot by Lake County deputies wasn't the suspect they were looking for.

Early Monday Leesburg police asked Lake County deputies to help them search for a suspect in the beating of another man.

The Orlando Sentinel reports deputies say they spotted a man riding a motorcycle. They later saw the motorcycle parked outside an apartment complex and deputies knocked on a door. The man who answered the door was armed. Deputies shot him.

Sheriff's spokesman John Herrell says deputies did not announce who they were when they knocked.

Twenty-six-year-old Andrew Lee Scott was pronounced dead. Drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in the apartment.

Suspect 31-year-old Jonathan Brown was found in a nearby building and arrested. Deputies arrested 25-year-old Anthony Rodriguez was also arrested.


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