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Shooting puts 4 officers on leave

...Collins said. It was the first fatal shooting for the Columbia County Sheriff's Office since September 2000, when Gary Lee Cooper, a 47-year-old Grovetown man, barricaded himself inside a home and fired at them, police said. On Dec. 30...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/01/met_427146.shtml
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TV news exec admits error

...still investigating this shooting, but agents tell us there's no reason to doubt that Deputy Tim Powell fired at Gary Lee Cooper only in self defense. No one gets it right every time; as long as people deliver the news, there will be mistakes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/06/edi_298538.shtml
Editorials
It's self-defense

...hear the Channel 26 news team refer to the shooting by Deputy Tim Powell in Columbia County as a murder. Come on. Gary Lee Cooper was a career criminal and Deputy Powell is a decorated police officer. Shooting someone in self-defense is not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/01/edi_297625.shtml
Editorials
Parents question son's death

...there and he didn't know why and could I please come over and help him," Mrs. Cooper said. "I didn't go." Gary Lee Cooper, 47, was shot and killed at his residence a week ago Saturday by a Columbia County sheriff's deputy. Deputies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/25/met_297692.shtml
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Mix-up in destination delays autopsy

...autopsy. The mix-up occurred when hospital officials and police were dealing with the body of Grovetown resident Gary Lee Cooper, who was shot and killed by a Columbia County sheriff's deputy Saturday. "That happened at the same time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/19/met_296695.shtml
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Across the area

...office has declined to seek prosecution against Deputy Tim Powell based on GBI crime lab results returned last month. Gary Lee Cooper, of the 700 block of Cooper Road, was shot once in the chest Sept. 16 at his home by Deputy Powell after a confrontation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/07/met_305586.shtml
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Shooting described in report

...himself inside his home before the confrontation oc curred, according to a sheriff's office report released Tuesday. Gary Lee Cooper, of the 700 block of Cooper Road, entered his home and locked all the doors after seeing two deputies, Tim Powell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/20/met_296858.shtml
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Across the area

...is still under investigation, and at this point we have nothing to say," GBI Special Agent Martin Moses said. Gary Lee Cooper was shot in the chest at his residence by Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Tim Powell after Mr. Cooper fired at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/19/met_296687.shtml
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Police dispute leads to death

...killed by a Columbia County sheriff's deputy Saturday after, police say, he fired at them from his residence. Gary Lee Cooper of the 700 block of Cooper Road was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/17/met_296552.shtml
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