The Ohio County Coroner’s Office said in a report on Wednesday that the cause of Casey Goodson’s death was a murder based on a preliminary autopsy and a medical examination of his death.
News from the Franklin County Coroner’s Office arrives a day after the office announced that he had performed an autopsy on Goodson. The 23-year-old man was shot dead on Friday by a local county sheriff’s deputy, identified by local authorities as Jason Meade.
“Based on the results of the autopsy and medical death examination, the mode of death is homicide. The cause of death, at this time, is preliminary; medical documentation and toxicological report are expected. However, according to current findings, the cause of death was multiple wounds from the tribe, ”the agency said in a report.
The office added that it will “prepare a final report in about 12 to 14 weeks”.
The latest results are the latest updates on a case that has begun to draw national attention in recent days.
The It was reported by the Columbus Police Department The black man Goodson was shot by Meade last week in Columbus. The agency then said the deputy was a member of the working group of American marshals focused on violent perpetrators, although she added that Goodson “was not the person the working group was looking for.
The division said the deputy “reported a witness who witnessed a gun” during an operation.
“The deputy has investigated the situation and there are reports of an oral exchange. The deputy shot Mr. Casey Goodson, which caused his death. The gun was made from Mr. Goodson, ”the agency said.
According to The Columbus Dispatch, U.S. Marshal of the Southern District of Ohio, Peter Tobin, claimed the deputy had confronted a man swinging a firearm while driving.
Toobin allegedly claimed that the deputy had confronted the man shortly after the alleged presentation, and the man was instructed to throw out the gun after he got out of his car. He said the deputy shot the man after he did not drop the firearm.
However, the law firm Walton + Brown, which represents Goodson’s family, said the authorities ’“ narration leaves out the key details that are of extreme concern ”.
The company said Goodson was shot when he tried to enter his home after returning home from a dental order with his family’s Subway food.
The company said he was “shot and killed when he opened his door and entered his home”. His death, they added, “was witnessed by his 72-year-old grandmother and two young children who were near the door.”
“When Casey was dying on the ground, the unopened Subway sandwiches he had brought to himself and his family were sitting next to him in a pool of blood,” the company said. “Even hours after his death, the keys hung in the door with which he let himself into the house when he was shot and killed. He reminded his family how close he was to safety.”
The company also said Goodson was “authorized to carry concealed weapons and Ohio does not prohibit the open carrying of firearms”.
“At this point, the testimony and material evidence raise serious concerns about why they were confronted with Casey, let alone why they were shot dead entering their own homes,” he added in a recent statement.
According to the Columbus Police Department, no body camera footage was taken during the shooting. According to the agency, task force officers “are not issued body cameras”.
David DeVillers, a U.S. attorney in the Southern Ohio District, said in a statement that his office is working with the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division as well as the FBI’s Cincinnati Division and the Columbus Police Department to review the case.
He added on Tuesday that officials “will take appropriate action if evidence suggests a violation of federal civil rights laws”.
The Columbus Police Department said Columbus Police Critical Incident Investigators are “gathering and documenting the facts” in a case that is being handed over to the Franklin County Attorney for review.
“The prosecutor will present the findings to a civil civil court,” the agency said. “The grand jury will decide if the shooting was justified.”