A black man carrying sandwiches was shot and killed on his grandmother’s doorstep final week by a sheriff’s deputy, and now his demise is being investigated by federal authorities as a murder, officers stated.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputy Jason Meade was working with the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive job pressure searching for violent offenders when he opened hearth on Casey Christopher Goodson Jr., 23, as he was coming into his residence in Columbus Friday, Columbus police stated.
Columbus police had stated earlier that Goodson was carrying a gun, and that Meade, a 17 yr veteran within the pressure, had recovered it on the scene.
In the meantime, U.S. Marshal Peter Tobin stated at a press convention Friday that Meade reported Goodson was drove by and waved a gun at him.
Goodson’s household didn’t verify whether or not he was carrying a gun or not when he was shot.
However Walton + Brown LLP, the legislation agency representing Goodson’s household painted a special image, saying he picked up Subway sandwiches on his manner residence from the dentist and was gunned down in entrance of his 72-year-old grandmother and two toddlers.
His household watched in horror as Goodson fell to the bottom and the sandwiches laid subsequent to him in a pool of his blood, the agency stated.
Tamala Payne referred to as her son’s demise “mindless” and stated couldn’t perceive why he was killed.
“This was mindless. My son wouldn’t have harmed a fly. If my son was given a command, he would have listened,” the grieving mom advised CNN on Tuesday. “He was a legislation abiding citizen. The whole lot he did was authorized. My son was murdered and there’s no manner round it. He deserves justice.”
The incident started when Meade reported seeing a person with a gun, and encountered Goodson. The 2 males exchanged phrases earlier than Meade shot and killed Goodson, police stated, including that Goodson wasn’t the person the deputy was searching for through the investigation.
Columbus police stated there have been no witnesses to the capturing and no physique cam footage as a result of Franklin County deputies aren’t issued cameras.
Sean Walton, the household’s lawyer, stated the allegation that Goodson was waving a gun is outrageous.
“It doesn’t make sense,” he advised NBC Information on Monday. “Who drives down the road waving a gun out of the window? This isn’t a music video. That is actual life.”
He added that Goodson was licensed to hold a gun and Ohio doesn’t prohibit the open carrying of firearms.
Meade has been positioned on paid administrative depart pending and investigation, in response to the Columbus Dispatch.
The U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the Southern District of Ohio introduced Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into Goodson’s demise and is working the FBI and Columbus police.
Columbus police is conducting a separate investigation the place murder detectives will flip over proof to the Franklin County prosecutor who will then current to the grand jury, which can decide if the capturing was justified.