Columbus, Ohio Police Officer Indicted for Murder in the Shooting Death of Casey Goodson.
Finally, the family of Casey Goodson have been given some hope for justice. Goodson was shot and killed last year, on December 4th, while police were searching the area for someone else.
Peter Tobin, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, said that officers were finishing an unsuccessful search for a suspect when deputies encountered Goodson.
"He was seen driving down the street waving a gun, and that's when the deputy, at some point after that, he confronted him and it went badly," Tobin said.
Goodson was shot by Deputy Jason Meade, a 17-year veteran of the department who was assigned to the United States Marshall's Service Fugitive Task Force.
"His death was witnessed by his 72-year-old Grandmother and two toddlers who were near the door. Casey was coming home from a dentist appointment that day."
Now, former Franklin County Sheriff's deputy Jason Meade has been indicted with Goodson's murder.
Meade was indicted Thursday on two charges of murder and one count of reckless homicide. The charges were filed in Franklin County Court.
Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz said in March 2021 that Goodson was shot a total of six times. Five of the bullets entered Goodson's back and one entered his buttock, according to Ortiz.
She determined the cause of death was "gunshot wounds of the torso." She said "torso" is a term to define the midsection of the body, which includes front and back. The manner of death was "homicide." The full coroner's report can be read here.
This is just the tip of the iceberg but, we're hoping that Goodson's family will receive the justice they deserve.