Casey Goodson died from multiple shots, says coroner

A man who was shot dead by a sheriff’s deputy last week in Columbus, Ohio, a sheriff’s deputy, died, according to the Franklin County Coroner’s Office, which said Wednesday that his death was condemned to homicide.

The man, Casey Christopher Goodson Jr. (23), was shot Friday by a deputy sheriff of Franklin County, who was assigned to a fugitive task force looking for someone else, authorities and lawyers representing his family said.

The coroner’s office said a dissection of Mr. Goodson’s body was performed on Tuesday and Mr. Goodson died “from injuries resulting from multiple shots of the tribe.” The bureau said it is awaiting medical clauses and toxicological reports before the final report is issued in 12 to 14 weeks.

Homicide is generally defined as the killing of a person by either. The coroner’s office refused to answer the question of how many times Mr. Goodson was shot, from which direction the bullets got into his body, or what type of bullets hit him.

Mr. Goodson returned home with sandwiches after Friday’s dental appointment when he was shot in his door, according to his family’s lawyers, who demanded a thorough and transparent investigation into his death.

A gun was found at the scene, the Franklin County sheriff’s office said, citing the service of the American marshals. Lawyers for Mr. Goodson’s family said they were licensed to carry concealed weapons and pointed out that Ohio does not prohibit the open carrying of firearms.

It was not immediately clear what led to the confrontation or the use of deadly force. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office, which normally investigates police shootings, said it had refused to do so in this case because it had only been notified three days laterafter hearing witnesses and clearing the scene.

The coroner’s office issued a statement a day after David M. DeVillers, a U.S. lawyer in the Southern Ohio District, said his office was investigating the shooting with the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, the FBI’s Cincinnati field office, and Columbus. police. Mr DeVillers said he would “review the facts and circumstances of Mr. Goodson’s assassination” and “take appropriate action if evidence suggests a violation of federal civil law.”

A spokesman for Mr DeVillers declined on Wednesday.