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Man dead after deputy involved shooting in Pooler


A Pooler man is dead after a confrontation with Chatham County deputies early Monday afternoon.

Deputies came to Jeff Beckworth's home off Canal Bank Road at approximately 11:30 a.m. to serve an aggravated battery warrant.

According to deputies, Beckworth ran and shots were fired.

It's not clear who did the shooting or how Beckworth died.

The sheriff's office has asked Pooler Police to do an independent investigation into the matter. The sheriff's office is also doing its own internal affairs investigation.

"According to the initial reports I've seen, everything was in policy," said Chatham County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Roy Harris.

A Chatham County sheriff's deputy is on paid administrative leave, which is the sheriff's office policy after an deputy involved shootin.

Beckworth's autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday at the GBI's crime lab.  

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