A 23-year-old Black man was killed by a sheriff’s deputy in Columbus, Ohio, last week. According to USA Today, Casey Goodson Jr. died after being shot “multiple times in the torso,” and his death was ruled a homicide by a coroner in Ohio on Wednesday.
USA Today had reported that his family members and community activists had stated that Goodson was on his way back home carrying a Subway sandwich when he was fatally shot in the back three times by a Franklin County Sheriff’s office SWAT deputy.
The sheriff’s office has publicly identified the Franklin County SWAT deputy as Jason Meade, who is a 17-year veteran. Meade is awaiting an interview by the Columbus Division of Police Critical Incident and Response Team, which is investigating the incident.
Columbus Police has received numerous inquiries, media & public, regarding Friday’s deadly shooting involving an @OHFCSO Deputy.
There are also inaccurate statements circulating that add to the pain and confusion of an already tragic situation.
Here are the facts as of today.👇 pic.twitter.com/knRg43pjRn
— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) December 7, 2020
Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown made a statement via Twitter.
Casey Goodson Jr. is yet another young Black man who should be alive today. Our hearts break for another family who has lost a son at the hands of the police.
— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) December 8, 2020