A candlelight vigil was held for a 23-year-old man on Friday night time (December 4) after he was reportedly shot and killed by police in Columbus, Ohio earlier that day.
The Individuals’s Justice Undertaking has recognized the person as Casey Christopher Goodson Jr, and posted photos of the vigil on their official Facebook page. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Workplace has not but formally recognized the person.
Native information station ABC6 reports that the CPD are investigating the taking pictures that occurred on Friday afternoon by which a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy, who was working with the US Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Job Power, shot and killed the person they declare was waving a gun.
The taking pictures happened on Property Place in Northeast Columbus. Pete Tobin, the US Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, mentioned the duty pressure had simply completed their work within the space when Goodson allegedly drove previous them waving a gun.
“He was seen driving down the road waving a gun,” Tobin mentioned, based on the outlet. “That’s when the deputy, in some unspecified time in the future after that, he confronted him. And it went badly.”
Police then declare that through the confrontation, the person exited his automotive and was shot by the deputy, who has not but been recognized publicly. He was subsequently transported to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital the place he later died.
The encounter’s particulars although are being disputed by the younger man’s mom, who mentioned he was returning residence from the dentist and was shot 3 times within the again.
“Police shot him within the again 3 times by means of the door,” mentioned Tamala Payne. She mentioned he was licensed to hold a hid weapon, doesn’t have any warrants, and has by no means been in hassle in his life. Authorities additionally say he had nothing to do with the Deputy and Marshal’s Job Power investigation.
Tobin says he believes legislation enforcement was justified in utilizing deadly pressure, however famous that the deputy shall be investigated by CPD and the Franklin County prosecutor’s workplace.