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
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