Cops shoot and kill the wrong man in bungled arrest attempt7/17/2012
When someone loudly banged on the door of his apartment at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Andrew Scott opened it with a gun in his hand. The 26-year-old Florida man was then shot and killed by the Lake County Sheriff's Deputies on the other side. The officers realized too late that Scott wasn't Jonathan Brown, the suspect they were looking for, and their decision not to announce themselves as the police (they said they stayed quiet for "safety reasons") might have cost Scott his life. "It's just a bizarre set of circumstances," Lt. John Herrell said. "The bottom line is, you point a gun at a deputy sheriff or police officer, you're going to get shot." Bizarre? We would've said 'tragic.' [Source]
Are the officers at fault for shooting Scott?