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Death of Casey Goodson Jr is ruled a homicide, according to coroner’s report

This undated photo provided by family attorney Sean Walton shows Casey Goodson. The fatal shooting of 23-year-old Goodson by an Ohio sheriff's deputy on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, is now under investigation by the state’s criminal investigation bureau. (Family Photo/Courtesy of Attorney Sean Walton via AP)

Casey Goodson Jr’s Death Ruled a Homicide The death of Casey Goodson Jr. — who was shot to death by an Ohio sheriff’s deputy while standing on his grandmother’s front porch — has been ruled a homicide. The determination was announced Wednesday by the Franklin County Coroner’s Officer, which also found the 23-year-old died of “multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.” The shooting happened on December 4th as a U.S. Marshals Service task force was searching the Columbus neighbor for a suspect. A deputy who was working with the task force “reported witnessing a man with a gun” and opened fire on Goodson following a “verbal exchange,” according to the Columbus Police Department. Although a gun was found on Goodson’s body, authorities determined he was “not the person being sought.” Does the coroner’s ruling mean the deputy should be charged with murder?


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