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Dead man identified in officer-involved shooting

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DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -

Police released the name of the man who died after being shot by a Douglas officer Wednesday afternoon.

According to a report, Anthony Purvis, 45, died after he was shot by officer Joseph Brackett as he responded to a shooting call at a home.

The Douglas Police Chief said Brackett has been with the department for three years.

Brackett was placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure, pending the investigation.

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