The coroner reported that the 23-year-old Ohio black man, who was shot dead by police last week as he entered his home, died of “multiple stabbing wounds.”
The Franklin County coroner’s office on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the autopsy of Casey Goodson Jr., declaring his death a murder.
– The cause of death is then preliminary; we are waiting for medical documentation and a toxicological report, ”Dr. Anahi Ortiz, coroner, announced in a press release.
“However, based on current results, the cause of death was multiple shots of the tribe,” he added. The full report is expected in 12-14 weeks.
The findings could potentially shed light on the events leading up to Goodson’s death, the details of which were disputed by his family and police.
The death of Casey Christopher Goodson Jr. was sentenced to murder, the Franklin County coroner’s office announced Wednesday, five days after Deputy Sheriff Jason Meade (right) was shot dead.
Goodson Jr. worked for The Gap, also studied to be a truck driver and had a gun license, his family claimed
Goodson died last Friday after Franklin County Deputy Sheriff Jason Meade shot him in front of Columbus House.
Meade, who was working with the U.S. Marshal’s refugee task force in southern Ohio at the time, had just completed a search for a failed suspect nearby when he allegedly saw Goodson waving a handgun.
Authorities said Meade confronted Goodson and ordered him to drop the gun, but allegedly refused. The sheriff’s deputy then opened fire, killing Goodson.
But Goodson’s family told another version of the events, claiming the Gap worker was shot in the back when he entered his home carrying a Subway sandwich after a visit to the dentist.
– He was shot in the back three times, [Casey] he had food in his hand and opened the door. [H]We were between the screen and the big door when the officer shot him, ”said his mother, Tamala Payne, in a Facebook post.
The shooting took place on Friday afternoon in northeast Columbus after SWAT officers allegedly spotted Casey Goodson Jr. “waving a gun” and shot him in front of his home on Estate Place (pictured). He later died at the hospital
Goodson’s family and friends, pictured in front of his home in northeastern Columbus, disputed a version of police events and said he was shot in the back when he entered his home after visiting the dentist.
Relatives and friends were gathered after Friday’s shooting near Estate Place in northeastern Columbus
Injured by the shooting, Goodson fell into the house where he lay in the kitchen, he said.
Wednesday’s autopsy report showed Goodson what fired into the trunk, though it’s not clear where the bullets came from.
Payne later shared a separate Facebook post about a photo of his son’s gun license.
“He has no guarantee, he’s never had a problem in his life,” Payne told ABC6.
The police shootout was a year of national protests against police brutality triggered by the death of a black man, George Floyd, in custody in Minneapolis in May.
Goodson’s death sparked local demonstrations this week, with activists demanding officers to release body camera footage of the incident.
Columbus Police Department, which was not involved in either the incident or the team’s investigation, continues He said on Sunday there is no shot of the shot as no task camera is issued to the task force officers.
No other police officers witnessed the shooting, and witnesses could not be identified, police added.
Columbus police also confirmed that Goodson was not the target of the task force.
U.S. Attorney David M. DeVillers announced Tuesday that the case is now being investigated by the Columbus Police Department’s emergency response team as well as the FBI.
“Once the CPD has been informed of the circumstances of the case, I believe a federal investigation is warranted,” DeVillers said in a press release.
“I contacted the FBI and asked them to work with the CPD to investigate the matter through our office.”
DeVillers said the authorities “will take appropriate action if the evidence suggests that federal civil law has been violated”.
On Sunday, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office publicly named the shooter as Deputy Sheriff Jason Meade, a 17-year veteran who had been given a permanent assignment by the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force.
Pete Tobin, the American marshal of the Southern District of Ohio, said at a press conference on Sunday that Goodson was seen “waving a gun” and was followed by officers who were later shot three times. Tobin says shooting “justified”
He is not currently on duty and awaiting an interview the Columbus Department of Police Critical Events and Response Group (CIRT), which is investigating the case.
The case is also referred to a county tribunal for consideration.
Pete Tobin, the American marshal of the Southern Ohio District, said at a news conference that he thought the shooting was warranted.
He said the task force had finished its work and teamed up when a man drove past him.
“They saw him wield a gun on the street,” Tobin said.
“Then the deputy confronted him sometime after that.” And it went wrong.
Tobin claimed that Goodson fell out of his vehicle when Meade went to him to confront him about the gun and allegedly ordered him to drop the gun before the shot, USA Today reported.
Goodson was taken to Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital, where he later died.
Referring to the U.S. marshal’s office, the sheriff’s office said the suspect’s weapon had been recovered on the spot.
They didn’t talk about whether Goodson pulled or pointed the gun at the officers or accidentally held it when he was shot.
Goodson’s sister tweeted that “he did nothing wrong” and “was another innocent black man who was shot by police.”
Goodson Jr.’s family posted photos on the Internet about permission to carry the gun legally
Sean Walton, the family’s legal representative, said he had concerns about the transparency of the investigation after Tobin declared the shooting “justified” at a press conference on Sunday ahead of an independent investigation.
“To our knowledge, no investigation has been conducted,” he told The Columbus Dispatch.
– At that time, they didn’t even start the investigation. So at the beginning of the investigation to say that this is justified.
“Well, tell me why it’s justified, because then Casey was a law-abiding citizen who entered her home after leaving food to leave an appointment with her dentist.”
The 11-year-old 11-year-old Goodson, pictured in 2008, “loved his family” and was never in trouble, says Heather Johnson, a family friend.
Goodson’s sister, Kaylee Harper, posted photos of her late sister with her family and friends on Facebook
Last year, Goodson trained himself as a truck driver and posted photos on the Internet
About 40 people attended Saturday night’s vigil for Goodson, hosted by the People’s Justice Project.
Officials are required to release footage of the body’s cameras, police reports, and to conduct an independent autopsy report and an independent prosecutorial investigation, according to the People’s Justice Project’s Facebook page.
A spokesman for the sheriff’s office said there were no body cameras in the sheriff’s office.
The Go Fund Me, set up to help the family pay for funeral expenses, exceeded the $ 9,000 target.
Heather Johnson, a family friend, told USA Today, “Casey was 23 years old, he never had any sin. He was good, he worked at Gap, he loved his family.
He added: “He enjoyed being a big brother and enjoying his family. He loved them very much.
Goodson’s sister, Kaylee Harper, posted on Facebook: she opened the door and entered the house before (police shot her). If there was such a threat, she wrote, why did you wait so long for the shooting ?!
He added to Twitter: “He didn’t deserve this. Another innocent black man was shot by the police. He was so young and he had so many lives left in him. I can’t stand it. My brother really didn’t do anything wrong. My heart is literally my heart now. I love Casey Goodson.