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Maeystown man killed by deputy brandished a chainsaw at police

A 53-year-old man is dead after a Monroe County deputy shot him several times while responding to a domestic disturbance Wednesday night.

Officials for Illinois State Police, which is investigating the shooting, said deputies arrived at 1522 Mill Street in Maeystown around 9 p.m.

A deputy shot Edwin Esker during a confrontation, police said. Esker had a running chainsaw as he approached police.

The man was declared dead at the home at 9:20 p.m. No one else was injured.

No additional information was immediately available Thursday.

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