HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) - As reported by the Coastal News Service, the Liberty County Sheriffs Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Saturday night at the Live Oak Mobile Home Park on Live Oak Church Road.
Detectives say 43-year-old Dennis Pavao was shot and killed after answering a knock at his door made by the suspect, who attempted to force his way into the home after the door opened, and pulled a weapon. A physical altercation ensued, which ended up outside in front of the residence. The weapon discharged during the struggle and hit Pavao.
Upon arrival to the scene, officers found Pavao outside his residence suffering from a single gunshot wound.
He was transported to Liberty Regional Medical Center for treatment, where he was later pronounced deceased.
This is an ongoing investigation.