An innocent man was shot dead by police after deputies mistook him for an attempted murder suspect.
Lake County, Florida officers showed up at the Blueberry Hill apartment of Andrew Scott at around 1.30am on Sunday
Roused from his bed in the middle of the night by an unknown presence at his property, Andrew Scott answered the door holding a gun.
Officers had not announced who they were because they did not want the man they thought was inside, Jonathan Brown, to escape.
sheriff's spokesman Lt. John Herrell said their silence was 'tactically advantageous'.
On seeing that Scott was armed officers immediately opened fire with a shower of bullets that killed the 26-year-old and left several holes in his front door.
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