Lake County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a 26-year-old pizza deliveryman early Sunday who pointed a weapon at them because he was trying to protect himself, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

One of three uniformed deputies shot Andrew Lee Scott at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The deputies had knocked on the door of Scott's apartment while searching for an attempted murder suspect wanted, along with another man, for a beating about an hour earlier.

The deputies didn't announce their presence when knocking on Scott's door because they felt it would be "tactically advantageous."