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Lumberport chief reinstated following shooting

By The Associated Press
LUMBERPORT, W.Va. -- Lumberport Police Chief Jeff Beach is back on the job after being placed on leave due to a shooting incident.Media outlets report that City Council voted Monday to reinstate Beach.Some residents who attended the meeting protested the decision. The council received a petition containing more than 250 signatures of people who want Beach to resign.Beach declined to comment.
Harrison County sheriff's detective Pat McCarty said 19-year-old Scott Sorge was armed with a knife when Beach shot him three times on June 2. Sorge was wounded in the incident.Harrison County prosecutor Joseph P. Shaffer has said no charges will be filed against Beach.  
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