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Coroner: Man dies after tased by deputies

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an Augusta man's death after he went into cardiac arrest after Richmond County deputies tased him.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, deputies struggled with George Harvey, 39, at the corner of Gordon Highway and Olive Road at 8 p.m. Saturday while they were trying to take him into custody.

Deputies say Harvey went into cardiac arrest after he was in custody.

The Richmond County Coroner's Office says deputies performed CPR on Harvey until EMS arrived.

According to the Coroner, Harvey went into cardiac arrest after being tased by deputies; he died at GRU.

Harvey's autopsy is scheduled for Monday in Atlanta.

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