CCW Holder Shot and Killed by Deputy After Police Claim He Waved Gun at Them

Images have surfaced on social media that appear to show the man’s CCW permit. (Photo: Brando Bit Facebook)

A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man in Columbus, Ohio, last week after he claims the man waved a gun at him and refused to drop a firearm. The man’s family says he wasn’t doing anything wrong and he was legally licensed to carry a handgun.

Casey Goodson, Jr., was shot Friday afternoon by Franklin County SWAT deputy Jason Meade, who was working with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force looking for a wanted suspect. The task force was unable to locate the suspect, but they observed Goodson drive past waving a handgun, according to a statement from the Columbus Police Department.

Meade approached Goodson after he parked his car and demanded that he drop his firearm, Peter Tobin, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, said at a news conference. After some kind of verbal altercation, Meade shot Goodson, who succumbed to his injuries after being taken to the hospital.

Law enforcement has provided no further details. Columbus PD says no other officers witnessed the incident, there is no body cam footage, and there are no other eyewitnesses (though Tobin says someone heard Meade order Goodson to drop his handgun).

Goodson’s family and attorneys tell a much different story.

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“Casey was not a target of that task force and his death is completely unrelated to that investigation,” Walton + Brown, a law firm representing the Goodson family, said in a statement Sunday. “While police claim that Casey drove by, waving a gun, and was confronted by the deputy after exiting his vehicle, that narrative leaves out key details that raise cause for extreme concern.”

Goodson’s family claims the 23-year-old had just returned home from a dentist appointment and was only carrying a Subway sandwich, his keys, and his face mask when Meade confronted him. They say Meade shot him three times in the back after he had entered his home, and they say Goodson’s grandmother witnessed the shooting.

Goodson’s sister, Kaylee Harper, explained their version of events in a Facebook post.

“My brother literally walked across the yard, walked into the back fence to get to the side door, had his subway and mask in one hand keys in the other, UNLOCKED AND OPENED THE DOOR and stepped in the house before shooting him. IF HE WAS SUCH A THREAT WHY DID YOU WAIT SO LONG TO SHOOT?! WHY DID TOU KILL A MAN WALKING INTO HIS OWN HOME?!” she asked.

Goodson’s family also says he was legally licensed to carry a firearm, and several images of that alleged license have surfaced on social media. Based on the images, it’s clear Goodson was no stranger to firearms.

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Goodson’s family says he only carried firearms for self-defense.

He “only carried guns to protect him, his home, and his family,” Sani Payne, Goodson’s other sister, told BuzzFeed News. “Never once had he used his guns for violence or ignorance.”

Goodson’s supporters are planning to hold a rally at the Ohio Statehouse on December 12.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Dave December 17, 2020, 7:19 pm

    I found this article inflammatory. The facts have not played out . This is just like CNN fake news . We don’t know the facts and yet you are blaming the Deputy. I live in Columbus most all police are good .

  • Gerald Singer December 15, 2020, 1:06 pm

    Lookin like a fool with your pants on the ground…

  • Byron Winchell December 14, 2020, 6:23 pm

    This Black American shot by deputy story is just weird (who drives by deputies waving a pistol and parks nearby to go into his house unless it’s a certified gang banger looking to go out in blaze of glory or set up am ambush?) and facts are not settled at all. The Black community in Columbus seems a little hesitant to protest the shooting of a Black American that had a CCW permit and no prison record when he was shot. Not our kind of dude!

    • Doug Wiedeman December 16, 2020, 1:14 pm

      His skin color is of little concern, what concerns me is an American citizen was gunned down for seemingly nothing. The story as released by the police does not make a lick of sense. If it can happen to him, it can happen to anyone, regardless of one’s race, skin color, religion, or gender.

  • The Ghostman December 14, 2020, 10:45 am

    Seems there are a lot of assumptions being made here. Some things said are not even in the article.
    Things we do know: No other officers, or civilians, witnessed the shooting. The Task force had not been issued body cams, so there is no video of the incident. There is no mention of his grandmother in the statement.
    The Columbus police Chief (No police were involved in the incident) has asked the community to “rely on the facts, and avoid sharing the the kind of misinformation that can run rampant on social media. While difficult, please be patient for those facts to be established.”
    The Columbus police is running the investigation and autopsy, not the county.
    So please quit putting stuff on here that hasn’t been verified.

    • Gerald Singer December 15, 2020, 1:57 pm

      You are right. The only think we can assume, at this point is, systemic racism, the patriarchy and white privilege’s.

  • FirstStateMark December 13, 2020, 4:38 pm

    I’m so sick and tired of you people only reporting shootings when it involves a police officer. Why don’t you join up with CNN and MSNBC.

  • Mac McDonald December 12, 2020, 11:28 am

    Story is a mere “he said, she said” at this point…no confirmed details here. Did he or didn’t he even have a gun on him or in his vehicle…? Was he actually shot 3 times in the back…? Was it his house and was there an eye-witness…? Was there in fact no other officers who saw what happened, no video, and so-on, etc, etc…??? That said, having a permit guarantees nothing of any such bravado, stupid actions as waving a firearm and non-compliance to police orders, if it happened.

    • Jay Warren Clark December 13, 2020, 10:09 pm

      Yes, “if it happened.”
      And, the story of any cop who murdered someone by shooting him in the back is a story that one might want to take with a grain of salt. After all, the man, like Oswald, is dead and cannot give you the other side of the story.
      And I agree that this story could use some more footwork. JWC

  • Robert D. Allen December 11, 2020, 5:51 pm

    Well anther Black eye for Police. Don’t get me wrong, I have three Police officers in my family, but they all need Body cameras!!!!! This is a tragedy!!! No law-abiding citizen wants to shoot a police officer!!! I hope all police and law-enforcement officers have to have body cameras one day soon, so we can stop this uncalled for killing!!!

    • Maglide December 12, 2020, 9:10 pm

      Black eye for police? From this article? Sounds like additional facts will just slow you down. Guy waving a gun. Witness heard him tell the guy to drop the gun. How did he know he had a gun when he drove by unless he was waving it? Cops have to figure out why people are waving guns…Stay tuned for the real version yet to come. Body cameras. Yeah the ACLU is trying to get rid of those now that they told a different story than what they thought they’d see.

      21 million black males in the USA. 2019 there were 10 unarmed black males shot by police. (6 appeared very violent, 4 perhaps some questions.). But take all 10. 21million divided by 10 = 2.1MIllion…..1 unarmed black male will be killed for every 2.1 million black males. 1 out of 2,100,000. Odds of being struck by lightening, 1 in 600,000. So an unarmed black male is 3.5 times MORE likely to be struck by lightening than killed by a police officer. Get down on the ground, put your hands up, etc. and the odds are practically never ever and less than that that a black male will die at the hands o police. 3.5 times. So if you increased your gas mileage you could get on a tank of gas from 300 miles on a tank, 3.5 times more mileage would be 1,050 miles on a tank.

      The other day I saw a tweet that said cops are kill gin “generations” of black males. If that’s the case, lightening must be killing hundreds a day…

      • Jay Warren Clark December 13, 2020, 10:16 pm

        You have neglected to mention how many times we have seen footage of police shouting to some person to “stop resisting” when it is clear that they are not, are on the ground in handcuffs, or are in pain from such, and that is used by such police, apparently, as an excuse for abuse of some unfortunate citizen. That someone heard the cop say, “Drop your weapon” means very little when you know how so many of these police behave. JWC

  • mike December 11, 2020, 5:14 pm

    Would be interesting to see if it was after the cop shot him that is when it was discovered he had a CCW and that is when the cop said he brandished the weapon trying to save his own butt…Possibility the man shot was a mistaken person.. Just some thoughts..

    • Maglide December 12, 2020, 9:14 pm

      So he shot the guy for no reason, improperly, as you imply. Then he found the CCW permit, THEN decided to lie….”Oh, now that he has a CCW permit, better make up a story. No CCW permit, no reason to lie….
      Wow..

      • Edward Allen December 15, 2020, 7:15 am

        I believe Mikes inference was — The officer was looking for somebody. They didn’t find that individual and he decided to approach the civilian in the car.

        For what ever reason, and the truth may never be known, an altercation took place. The civilian was shot. Possibly in the back. Possibly with both hands holding non-lethal items, unless you consider a Subway sandwich lethal.

        After the person was shot, the officer MAY HAVE found out that the civilian was licensed to carry and had a firearm on him. As a result, it is POSSIBLE that the officer, knowing that he really fouled up, concocted/modified the story to include the waving of a firearm to save his derriere.

        “Franklin County SWAT deputy Jason Meade, who was working with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force”

        The problems I have with this story is that this are:

        Why would the officer approach a known armed person BY HIMSELF when he had a team nearby?

        This was a task force, and a SWAT member, and nobody was wearing body cams?

        The officer was by himself when they were looking for somebody who was a fugitive. Otherwise, there would be another officer as a witness.

        If you were part of a task force and you were approaching a person you KNOW has a gun, you would definitely want to have back up with you. You would not approach alone.

        This is what leads to people thinking that there is something wrong with what happened. This is also why ALL police should have body cameras.

        It does leave way too many questions. And it wouldn’t be the first time that an officer killed somebody that wasn’t a danger.

        Until the investigation is completed. We do not know what we do not know. And of what we know, much of it is speculation and may be false.

      • Gerald Singer December 15, 2020, 2:02 pm

        That he had a CCW is actually proof that he had a gun. If he didn’t have a CCW, whos to say the gun wasn’t planted after the shooting. Dope!

  • Mr.Liberty December 11, 2020, 3:13 pm

    These kind of stories of corrupt cops are exactly why its better to just fight it out with the pigs and see where the cards may fall rather than being backing down and being shot by the piggies anyway. The majority of Law enforcement these days deserves a slow, painful end but I wouldn’t mind seeing more get lead justice either way!

  • Mr.Liberty December 11, 2020, 3:08 pm

    For all the bootlickers on here trying to stick up for the piggies, you are what’s wrong with our community. This nation is being destroyed by globalists and statists and you all want to cowtow with the forces who enforce the elitists tyranny on us? Look at Macs bar in Staten Island or Ian Smith from Atilis Gym, the dirty sheriffs and other LE are the ones enforcing unconstitutional orders/laws. The pigs have been enforcing unconstitutional gun control for generations now, if you think that’s okay then you have no place in this nation or in this community. The tree of liberty is parched…

  • Kenneth Jamin December 11, 2020, 3:00 pm

    Whether the shooting was righteous or not, I noticed that there is a blue piece of cloth attached to one of his firearms. That is a gang color associated with the Crips. Marking a firearm may be a way to prevent “friendly fire” in a gang shootout.

    • Ed Allen December 15, 2020, 7:18 am

      If you pay more attention to the picture, that is a different person. Instead of a Mr. Goodson, it is a Mr Richardson. No idea why they posted a picture of 2 different people other than to make a point that 2 black men with CCWs were shot and killed in Ohio.

  • survivor50 December 11, 2020, 1:39 pm

    Moral of the story…

    Don’t wave a SUBWAY SANDWICH at a COP !!!

    ( Plus…Don’t shoot anybody in the back !!! That never turns out good…for everyone involved…)

    • Rod December 12, 2020, 4:36 am

      Wow. Such a waste for comment section. You didn’t survive stupidity.

    • Maglide December 12, 2020, 9:16 pm

      Don’t jump too conclusions and look like a fool. That never turns out good except everyone will point at you..

  • John December 11, 2020, 1:19 pm

    Dont waive a gun at the police, dont argue with the police after doing it and put the gun down when told. Doesnt matter if he was legal or not because he was stupid. I read nothing about being shot in the back as some have stated but that is all lies.

    • Doc Loch December 11, 2020, 8:11 pm

      Your comments do not reflect well on this situation, your intelligence, or your ability to reason. If you have additional evidence, then by all means share it.

    • Rod December 12, 2020, 4:39 am

      Im glad you were an eye witness. There’s no room for dispute in your account. Half your account doesn’t exist in the story. I assume anybody that livelihood is at stake wouldn’t lie to uphold / defend their wrongdoing. You world is scary

    • KEVIN M LYNCH December 15, 2020, 12:21 pm

      Agree.
      Waiving a gun, walking away from a SWAT Officer and entering an unknown location is all just foolish.
      You would think that Folks would have figured that out by now….unless, of course, they want to get hurt or worse.
      Life is NOT Grand Theft Auto video game.
      You waive a gun at some law abiding citizens and you will be put down like a Dog. No waiting to comply.
      Think the SWAT Member did what he had to do based upon what I read and not assumed.

  • Bo Knows December 11, 2020, 1:16 pm

    I may be way off on this, but if a policeman tells you to drop a weapon or stop your car and get out, and you don’t….aren’t you then considered armed and dangerous, i.e. now a danger to the public especially if you’re trying to escape? I thought that was the ‘justification’ for shooting someone who is fleeing, that innocent lives are now at extreme risk…..not that I support that. Reasoning being that the pursuing officer cannot wait for the fleeing suspect to shoot someone in the way or mow down an innocent bystander/motorist first, so if they feel they have a rare shot to take without risking bystanders, they have to take it.

    Again, not necessarily supporting this policy, but not complying to drop a weapon hen clearly being told to could be enough to perceive them as an imminent violent threat. Otherwise, anyone could just flee because they know the police wouldn’t use deadly force (or any such) to stop.

    • Bo Knows December 11, 2020, 1:19 pm

      Also…theoretically…..if an armed suspect is fleeing, the police may have no way of knowing if it’s their house that they’re entering if police haven’t seen his ID, etc…so again, they don’t know if the suspect will be looking for a hostage is going to hurt/kill individuals in his way as he tries to lose his pursuers.

      • Pat December 11, 2020, 8:53 pm

        Why is it I see white males carrying AK-47’s in front of police and they are never asked to put their guns down. Why follow the man when you were looking for a suspect? Why follow the man to his back gate? Come on, we all know what this was.

    • Rod December 12, 2020, 4:42 am

      Hmm. So how do you know he was told to drop a weapon. You people ignore basic thought. You forget to think and allow others fill in blank for you. So.. let me tell you drop a weapon and then you walk off. You enter your house then I shoot. There a lot wrong here. Its beyond your thought process so don’t even try.

      • Maglide December 12, 2020, 9:20 pm

        “Tobin says someone heard Meade order Goodson to drop his handgun).”
        Next time give reading the article a try.

  • Swimmer December 11, 2020, 12:48 pm

    There is simply not enough information here. I’m going to have to watch Whoopie on the View to get the real story.

  • perlcat December 11, 2020, 11:09 am

    I don’t care who he is, what he looked like, what his hobbies are, what he chooses to wear, or his dermatological choices are vis a vis tattoos, or what he had in his hand, shooting a person in the back is murder. There’s no way you can church that up into “fearing for your life”. I look at this deputy in the same way as I look at that Parkland deputy that instead of doing his job, did the opposite.

  • Jerry December 11, 2020, 10:37 am

    Coming from someone that never had a run in with law enforcement…
    In most of cases dealing with Black and brown people the police tin to have buzz words such as “Stop resistancing” ” I was scared for my life” and many more…
    I just find it funny this young man just for no reason revealed a gun to police and was NOT a suspect that the police was seeking out…
    It could have been a take down or some other non lethal action… But to put 3 bullets in a man’s back that is walking away is not a threat..
    I don’t care how many law enforcement try to spin it…
    Your training is suspect. And for body cam it doesn’t make much of a difference because it could be clear body cam footage and police always have a story that doesn’t support the footage…
    The FOP is a problem and let’s just face it some cops just shouldn’t be in law enforcement because they just aren’t cut out for it …
    And that’s coming from someone thats a 20 year paramedic…
    Just because you pass some test and it’s a job available doesn’t mean the job is for You.

    • perlcat December 11, 2020, 11:10 am

      Amen.

    • walt December 11, 2020, 11:39 am

      After 20 years as a Paramedic, none of which is a LEO, would it be safe to assume you know dick-all-nothing about LEO training and are also assuming the story told by the dead guys family is 100% true? Do black people in this country have a track record of lying about the angelic innocence of their dead family members especially recently? What you are choosing to believe, that this officer just decided to shoot this man in the back for no reason is less plausible than the officer’s version. Possible, but not likely. However, the responsible thing is to wait for all the facts to come out before presuming to KNOW what really happened based on your own preconceived misguided prejudices against LEO’s.

      • Doc Loch December 11, 2020, 8:19 pm

        You sound just as foolish as the person you are criticizing. The problem with opinions these days, is they have all become really stupid laws. Yes criminals lie, but you act as if the police don’t. Sadly we used to expect more from police, but we have seen personally and otherwise that the majority are either improperly trained, or think they are doing a job we did NOT hire them to do, or are just as evil or more so than the people they portend to be protecting. So your jumping to conclusions almost could make one jump to the conclusion that YOU are an LEO that jumps to conclusions and shouldn’t be in such a position, or just and another opinionated fool on the internet that has nothing useful to say. There, how’s that for useless opinion!

    • Rod December 12, 2020, 4:51 am

      I agree, but for how long must their training be blamed. Thre is a person in that uniform. Basic human training must prevail as its acquired before the uniformed training. His training is to hate and fear brown/ black people. Just cause he wears a uniform that doesn’t disappear. In fact it amplifies it. People literally blame the wrong training. There is not discretion or benefit of doubt they give. Reason why so many brown black people get tickets. They don’t ask or care why. We are a threat. What many fail to realize how far this racism extends. If you have the main ingredient ie white people then anything they do or involved in is bias. Ie doctor, lawyer, paramedic, military, civilian driving in car or , standing in line at Walmart

  • Ti December 11, 2020, 10:36 am

    2 hours ago I read this with all the pictures of the victim on social media and his gun posturing and du rag stuff. Now those pictures are gone! WOW!

  • chumly December 11, 2020, 10:35 am

    No camera footage? I guess that means no riots and arson too.

  • Jeremy J December 11, 2020, 9:31 am

    So a legal conceal carry permit holder who obviously has no record or history with law enforcement decided he’s gonna brandish his firearm driving by police on his way home with a subway sandwich? Then he’s such a threat that the cop shoots him in the back for not following his orders? This whole thing stinks to high heaven. Nothing makes any sense in this story. These kind of story’s should make all law abiding citizens take note because it could happen to you. All cops aren’t paid goons of the state but if you believe all are honorable men protecting and serving their community you have been blinded by the blue line. I can give several examples of bad cops in my county alone, one of which is our former sheriff Kyle Overmyer and lead detective Sean O’Connell both got prison terms and have been dirty for decades. With that said I actually know some outstanding cops who are great people. One thing for sure and two for certain, if any of us conceal carry holders shoot a man in the back three times claiming he was a threat we’d for sure be going to the booty house for 10-25. Facts

    • Russell English December 11, 2020, 5:32 pm

      You will see more of this stupidity. Obama emboldened people to not listen too, to resist, and actively resist the Police in the lawful performance of their duties. This summer the norm was resisting and ignoring the Police. If you want to live, listen to the Police. Even if they are wrong. Better to be alive to file a complaint. Wake up and listen.

    • Maglide December 12, 2020, 9:27 pm

      Jeremy J – If the families account ends up being backed by forensic evidence, I’ll give $100 to a worthy charity of your choice (Red Cross, American Cancer Society, etc, not BLM). If their story is substantially wrong, you can give $10 to Wonded Warriors and that’ll be fine. You got 10:1 odds. Let me know..

  • Ralph Cramden December 11, 2020, 9:29 am

    Wait a sec. was he waiving the gun or was it “Concealed”? If concealed…How TF did the cops know he had the gun? If he was waiving the gun it obviously was NOT concealed. Conceal mean just that…CONCEAL. The gun should be concealed unless you plan to use it. Now…How did the cops know he had the gun?

    • Rod December 12, 2020, 5:05 am

      They didn’t this was a lie after the incident. He saw a black man and immediately was suspicious. If he was waving a gun he would have been shot in his car. Treated just like a driver who was driving away but almost hitting the cop or cop was in fear of being hit. People forget most states as long as you don’t have a felony you can have a gun no permit needed. So a person actually going to get a permit would likely not waste their time getting permit, if they’re just going to do something stupid like wave gun at a cop. Considering their endangering their life and liberty as well.
      I have to assume the listener/reader of stories like this intellect is taken into account beforehand. The BS here is swamp level thick but only takes an unbiased mind to paddle through it

  • Eric Holder December 11, 2020, 8:23 am

    Well I would say that most people who obtain a permit to carry a firearm and like firearms are usually all about the laws concerning them…..because they do not want to lose the guns or permit. Okay I said “most and usually”. Now the story is that this person was seen just waving his firearm at Police/US Marshalls who were looking for someone but not him. One of the murders ordered him to drop the firearm. He did not. He was shot and murdered. I guess one question is if someone with a gun (does not even have to be an actual firearm) does not follow an order, has not fired at you or anyone else and is not pointing or moving to point the weapon at you does that give the murderer justification to shoot?

    The answer is yes because judges and juries and foolish Americans support this. They love “Simon says with the Police”. Example; Daniel Shavers, very disturbing execution supported by jury verdict AND cop gets pension for murdering the guy crying, begging for his life. Written on the side of the cops AR15 “your fucked” but excluded to be heard or seen in court because the judge felt it was to damning. Anyone else who has say…”kill pigs written on their firearm” it will be allowed by judges. Hell I even seen bumper stickers and what music was being played entered into court when the Police murdered people.

    The other side of this story? Interesting. He was entering his house with food and keys and was shot in the back three times?

    Could the super cop and super marshall mistaken the victim for who they were actually looking for? Could the victim just disregarded the order to stop while entering the house just figuring in his mind “WTF I did nothing wrong I am going in my house with food”?

    Well who knows but………the entrance and exit wounds should tell us a big piece of the puzzle. Of course they recovered the weapon and there is a property receipt for that.

    Time will tell.

    • Big Al 45 December 11, 2020, 9:31 am

      Your Bias is very evident, we know very little about what truly happened, and YOU are judge, jury and executioner here.
      You should NEVER be allowed on a Jury, your thought processes are dangerous.
      I’ll bet you’re a cop hater.

      • SD December 11, 2020, 10:09 am

        And on top of all that, body cameras weren’t on? Yeah, this stinks alright.

    • Operation Fast and Furious December 11, 2020, 10:11 am

      Yeah and officer Philip Brailsford retired to collect $2500 a month pension because he suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder due to his shooting of Shaver and the resultant criminal trial. What a joke! That Shaver story also stinks, just as much as this one. We find it kind of far fetched that a legal conceal carry weapon holder would just all of a sudden want to brandish their weapon at police for no apparent reason while they were coming home with a sandwich. It’s just no feasible, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. One thing that’s certain though, if this guy was shot in the back 3 times that’s pretty damming evidence. I mean how would you like to go to trial after shooting a man in the back 3 times claiming he was a threat to your life? I wouldn’t want to be in those shoes. But as you basically said in your post, cops apparently have more leeway when it comes to this sort of thing because of the stress of the job and the large public perception of the boys in blue. I know some pretty honorable cops but I also know some dickheads who should not be allowed to wear the badge. I’m willing to say most of law enforcement are good people but to say all are is the most brainwashed mindset there ever was. Evil exist is all facets of life and that includes law enforcement.

    • Bob W December 11, 2020, 10:47 am

      That Daniel Shavers murder haunts me every day. I showed that video of the murder to a lot of people and they can’t believe the POS cop didn’t go to jail. That had to be one of the top ten worse police murders in the U S in the last 50 years. I hope the cop, Philip Brailsford rots in hell.

    • Biotch December 11, 2020, 10:49 am

      Again and again, broken record here. Don’t do what cops say = dead.

    • Russell English December 11, 2020, 5:37 pm

      Your hatred of the Police is evident. You must be a criminal or have family members who are. I listen to the Police and act respectful. Guess what, I have never been arrested and the one ticket I got I deserved. The differences are very apparent.

    • Rod December 12, 2020, 5:08 am

      The other side of the story is medical examiner . They are paid as well. Destroying critical evidence to discredit the second autopsy

  • Jesse Scott December 11, 2020, 8:19 am

    CCW OK. Brandish and ignore not OK. The rest is incidental cause and effect.

    • SD DENTON December 11, 2020, 10:14 am

      Brandish and ignore is only the cop’s story. The family tells a different story. Judging from the evidence, being shot in the back 3 times, being a CCW holder of most are law abiding, and the cops conveniently not having body cameras on, I’m leaning toward murder. Cops are certainly not above lying to cover their ass.

      • Russell English December 11, 2020, 5:38 pm

        The family wasn’t there, read the story. They are laying the groundwork for their ghetto lottery payout. Pretty simple.

      • Charles Surratt December 12, 2020, 10:43 am

        No shit bud, BLUE LIES MATTER! Seen a few lie through their teeth.

    • Rod December 12, 2020, 5:09 am

      So says you.one who believes what anyone else states. The brain is meant to think or it shall atrophy.

  • Nick December 11, 2020, 8:12 am

    Meade had no authority to walk up to him and tell him to disarm.

  • Terry December 11, 2020, 8:02 am

    What we have here is the family’s account versus the police account, both of which differ greatly. As we know, the truth usually lies somewhere in the middle. The big question I always have in police shootings is why doesn’t the suspect comply? When told to stop and drop his gun, why didn’t he do so? Every law abiding concealed carry permit holder that I know would immediately do as instructed and raise his hands. Why didn’t he do that? We may never know what actually occurred and because of that I agree that all police officers should wear body cams for everybody’s protection.

    • trapperwv1 December 11, 2020, 9:59 am

      Remember deadmen tell no tales, 3 in the back does not appear to be imminent threat, I am a former DC police officer and when we were trained we were never to shot at a suspect that was moving away from you unless you were under fire. Ohio does not have a stellar record when it comes to police shootings involving people of color or even white suspects. They would seem to need some serious retraining by an outside agency .

      • Scott Hendrycks December 11, 2020, 11:27 am

        Three in the back? Do you have evidence of that? Every time something like this happens the family says he was a good boy, he didn’t do nothing wrong. Then the media puts up a picture from when he was 12 years old. I’m not sticking up for the cop on this one, both sides of the story stink to high heaven. I think I’ll just wait until the actual evidence comes out.

      • Russell English December 11, 2020, 5:41 pm

        I don’t believe you were a Police Officer or you would understand why an armed suspect with a gun in their hand could be shot in the back. Are Officers required to wait for a scumbag who is resisting them to face them with the gun pointed at them?? Don’t be stupid. If you were an Officer I bet you didn’t make probation for obvious reasons.

    • SD December 11, 2020, 10:16 am

      Amen

    • Rod December 12, 2020, 5:17 am

      Somewhere in between but you only defend one side. Can you say bias.Very interesting he fell in his house. Did the cop give him all the opportunity to walk in the house before he shot him. Or is it possible that he lied. No witnesses, no camera. My guess that no one while with a uniform on lies. Are they somehow compelled by the goodness of the uniform. Please. Military members get less headway on foreign soil against so called terrorist. These killer cops killing american civilians. I guess one has to actually see all as Americans first.

  • Mr. Beauregard December 11, 2020, 7:26 am

    Hands full with lunch for the family in one hand, keys to unlock and enter his home in the other hand, shot in THE BACK three times and you people are trying to spin this as
    a possible justified shooting….?!? OMG, what a bunch of boot lickers!

    • Swampeast December 11, 2020, 8:25 am

      Sure and Michael Brown had his hands up when Officer Wilson shot and killed him. EVERYBODY lied in the Michael Brown incident. Don’t be such an emotional sheep and believe everything you hear. Wait for all the facts come out before you pass judgment.

      • Jeremy J December 11, 2020, 9:43 am

        Why do you keep bringing up Micheal Brown? Every black man shot by police isn’t Micheal Brown. Micheal Brown was a known criminal in his community, this man was not. Micheal Brown was shot in the face which actually supports the cops story of events, this guy was not. If having your back turned is now gonna be labeled as a threatening position then no one is safe from a unjustified shooting because some cop feared for his life. Pro cop or anti cop we need to just let the facts come out and stop being so damn emotional. One thing we can all agree on, shooting someone in the back three times isn’t a good look for anybody involved in a shooting when it comes to the legalities.

        • SD December 11, 2020, 10:21 am

          Agreed Jeremy,
          Body cams would have given legitimacy to one side or the other. Seems a little suspicious they were not on

          • Rod December 12, 2020, 5:23 am

            They didn’t have body cam at all

        • Rod December 12, 2020, 5:33 am

          What a narrative you’ve taken. So.. all criminals should be killed in the streets. As you should know speeding or even jaywalking makes you a criminal. Fact is you people act as if racism don’t exist. It exists in all facets of life. You really think Michael Brown death was justified. We look at things given and forget about the common sense answer. Mike was shot in top of head not face. What person in right mind or even anybody would bull rush someone shooting at them. Not even to say someone 300 or more pounds. Its just criminally stupid to believe this, but you are among friends. Its likely he shot at him. Mr. Brown turned around hands up effectively giving up. Wilson was mad and kept shooting. A shot to torso he started to bend over and a bullet hit him in the head. It also shows the stupidity of the general public to believe a 300+ man will bull rush someone shooting at them its not civil war or ww2 where people stupid enough to rush up hills to secure it. They can’t convince today’s military people to do that. Terrorists blow themselves up they don’t rush ..bull rush guns

      • Russell English December 11, 2020, 5:42 pm

        Well said.

      • Rod December 12, 2020, 5:22 am

        Please do we ever get the facts. Sure you get the redacted pro cop facts. It all becomes his-story and that’s the person who survives . The cop in most cases. Its the reason they shoot to kill. The victims account or narrative dies with them.

  • KB December 11, 2020, 7:21 am

    Perhaps trial by media is not the best process for this case. Or any other.

    • deanbob December 11, 2020, 8:07 am

      Roger that. Many of us remember the Michael Brown media story that was later proved top be false; and, I am not saying this is. But what the Michael Brow story should have taught everyone is that there is a damn good reason we wait to get all of the facts – which may take longer than some have the patience for.

    • D lux December 11, 2020, 8:34 am

      Let the facts play out . We have great law enforcement

      • Jeremy J December 11, 2020, 10:24 am

        You say “We” have great law enforcement. Do you mean the city of Columbus, state of Ohio, or the whole country in general? Because I stay in Sandusky county in Ohio about 2 hours north of Columbus and we have a history of anything but great law enforcement up here. As a matter of fact a simple search will yield several stories of corrupt law enforcement in our area including our former sheriff Kyle Overmyer and lead robbery homicide detective Sean O’Connell both serving prison terms.

  • RSConsulting December 11, 2020, 7:19 am

    Let’s burn some more cities down.

    The shoot is somewhat questionable. Allegations of brandishing aside – CCW or not – if a cop orders you to STOP – YOU STOP.

    I can’t monday morning quarterback this – or get into the cops mind. If it was me, and there was an armed suspect that refused to stop when ordered to, making entry into a home – I would be concerned about the occupants of the home – with an armed individual that was not following lawful instructions of the officer.

    “…was only carrying a Subway sandwich, his keys, and his face mask when Meade confronted him.”

    Ahhhhh – the Jusse Subway Sandwich thing?

    This department lacks body cams. Body Cams have SAVED COPS BUTTS SO MANY TIMES – they really should be mandatory in all departments at this point. This cop will likely FRY for this – because he has ZERO EVIDENCE to backup his claims.

    Rick

    • SD December 11, 2020, 10:24 am

      You’re right. When the cop says stop, you stop. However if you don’t stop it does NOT give that cop the right to shoot you in the back. Nuff said

  • Jay G December 11, 2020, 7:08 am

    All the CCP holders I know, black, white, hispanic, etc., know how to behave when approached by a police officer, and do so gladly. And they certainly wouldn’t brandish a firearm at a cop. On top of that, I don’t know any who upload such outlandish images to social media.

    This whole thing just doesn’t past the smell test. But that’s just my opinion based on scant details.

  • renny December 11, 2020, 6:49 am

    well, we can all rest assured that the shooters fellow officers will do everything in their power to conduct a fair and unbiased investigation

  • Dave Douglass December 11, 2020, 6:44 am

    Again…as I’ve stated for years…when LEOs give a lawful command and you completely ignore those lawful commands and warnings, you will be STOPPED in a manner which is….wait for it….safest for the LEO’s life given the particular situations.

    IN this case, a man ignores the LEO as if he’s not there at all, then attempts to enter a home,,,,,which is ALWAYS considered to be an attempt to flee for the purpose of arming themselves and take cover.

    If you had nothing to be guilty of, why avoid lawful commands from your local LEO?? “Compliance” is your lawful duty in a commonsense world, but sadly, today in many areas of the USA, this is not the case. The police are the villains who are the criminals who can be ignored.

    • SD December 11, 2020, 10:29 am

      Oh sure Dave,
      Not stopping and entering his home is a real threat to the police officer. That justifies shooting the guy in the back, no question. Suppose the guy didn’t hear the cop, or maybe the cop didn’t even say stop. Believe what you want but although I’m generally on the cop’s side, this one stinks.

  • Midget December 11, 2020, 6:42 am

    Keep earning the hate blue line boot lickers your time is coming … NO excuse for shooting in the back!!

    • Swampeast December 11, 2020, 8:30 am

      Your parents did an amazing job raising a sheep!

  • Jackpine December 11, 2020, 6:27 am

    Shot in the back? If true, pretty hard to categorize that person as a threat. And, very hard to believe a permit holder would drive by LEO’s ‘waving a handgun’.

    The facts will come out.

  • allen w December 11, 2020, 6:23 am

    If an attorney has taken this case and in fact he was shot in the back, all that rioting about the police did nothing at all and pretty much proves that was not about Trump. I hope the lawyer get to the bottom of this, seems the city of Columbus is looking to pay a hefty sum to his family. That officer should be looking at jail time. A county as large as that certainly has body cameras and that there is no footage, screams they are hiding something and all this goes against every legal gun owner in the country. Maybe there should be a big class action case against each shooting by police by every gun owner in the country.

  • i hate crackers December 11, 2020, 4:13 am

    muderous whites have been killing blacks for years and yall fools pn here defending a cop who has no burden of proof damn… racism never looked more obvious.

    • I'm a dumb black December 11, 2020, 8:09 am

      Its fun to watch idiots like you spew your hate and lies.

    • Randall Slack December 11, 2020, 8:28 am

      Listen brother, I am white and I am with you 100%.
      I hate it when a white cop kills a black man for no reason but I hate it just as much when a white officer kills another white guy , or a black cop kills a black guy or white guy, or a latino…

      We all need to stop focusing on the race and focus on the injustice….

      AND INJUSTICE AGAINST ONE IS AN INJUSTICE AGAINST ALL REGAURDLESS OF RACE!!!

      WE SHOULD BE PUSHING FOR A NATIONWIDE LAW THAT ALL OFFICERS MUST WEAR OPERATING BODY CAMS WITH HUGE FINES AND LOSS OF JOB IF THEY DONT COMPLY…AND TIME TO STRIP THEM OF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY…

      • SD December 11, 2020, 10:32 am

        Well said Randall

      • Kane December 11, 2020, 9:51 pm

        “Listen brother, I am white and I am with you 100%”

        Why would you throw in with a guy that uses the SN “i hate crackers” You think he is talking about graham crackers.

    • Swampeast December 11, 2020, 8:37 am

      Are you on crack? The only racism that is happening in the USA is in your mind. For the record this cracker would love to share a beer with someone like you.

    • David Cargile December 11, 2020, 9:32 am

      You might want to check the facts before you post BS.

      FBI data from 2017 also follows this trend: 80.2% of white victims were killed by white offenders, 8.9% of Black victims were killed by whites, 88.5% of Black victims were killed by Blacks, and 16.1% of whites were killed by Blacks ( here ).

    • Ralph Cramden December 11, 2020, 9:41 am

      Yep…but what I hate even more is blacks killing blacks for years and getting a free pass from other blacks who refuse to care about that. BLM is FOS and we all know it.

      • John Boutwell December 11, 2020, 10:44 am

        Exactly!

    • Willie-O December 11, 2020, 2:17 pm

      The “name” attached to your posted comment says it all. I’ve never disliked or treated anyone a certain way because of their race. How they act, the things they say, how they refer to themselves on GA posts…..those are the determining factors. You got (2) out of (3) covered and I’m quite certain your actions would be equally as damning.

  • Slim December 11, 2020, 4:07 am

    He messed up on the tell the world your business B.S. on Facebook or what ever lame tell your business to anyone platform! That blue bandana on his as they’ll call it a high capacity mag(standard since that is what it comes with!)is ONLY there for ONE reason and even I agree with what will be said about it… It’s 100% hang related or that’s what he at the very least wanted to convey with a cripts(crypts.. Who knows or cares!)colored bandana which On sight people would know who he represents! Good will go free as they are the cops and we are just gun waving citizens and that B.S. will NEVER EVER change! Listen up people…. MOST cops join up because they have ZERO power IN THEIR REAL life so they Ashanti sign up to ENFORCE power they d NEVER have without a TIN WORTHLESS badge on their cowardess chests! They DREAM of someone even MENTIONING a gun so they can BOAST THEM ON THE SPOT which has I my been PROVEN by the ENTIRE HISTORY of the police!

    • Dim Slim December 11, 2020, 8:11 am

      Slim, the brain dead idiot. I Back The Blue!

      • SD December 11, 2020, 10:36 am

        Slim is a brain dead idiot, but I can’t back the blue on this one.

  • Frodo McDermott December 9, 2020, 3:48 pm

    The police shot a man in the BACK, three times, while walking into his HOME.

    He was not the subject of an investigation — just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The fact that he had a CCL is even more reason to be suspicious of the narrative given by the police .. to get a CCL in Ohio, you need to pass a competency course and a background check. I can’t help but think that if he was a white middle-aged man, and the cop was Mexican, you commenters would be up in arms.

    What else do you need to know to be suspicious of this shooting?

    • Matthew December 11, 2020, 5:02 am

      If the story is indeed the way the family presents it. This was just another cop on a power trip. That seems to me to be the cause of many of these type of incidence. That’s the reason way too many people want to be cops to begin with. There is no excuse for shooting a young man in the back if he is walking into his home

  • mike may December 9, 2020, 10:25 am

    Just because someone has a concealed carry permit does not make them a friend of the police. Get your facts in before slanting your stories about police shootings. This is not an accurate story, it is always biased by the victims/suspects family. If he is so law abiding why is there a blue rag, a sign of a gang member, wrapped around his weapon. I am ashamed of you for posting it in such a manner .

    • S C December 10, 2020, 7:50 am

      The man with the blue bandana on his mag is not the person who was killed by police, you are mistaken. If you are going to be this attentive to details, try not to be so biased and get your facts straight as well.

      • Solo December 11, 2020, 7:10 am

        Well Said S C.
        We all have Biases that affect our judgment. What we do know is that a young man was killed, by a police officer and did not have to be killed. The situation escalated to something that got out of control. Even if the story the officer is the correct. And if the story of the family is correct, or even something in the middle. The officer needs to be held accountable.

    • Mr. Beauregard December 11, 2020, 7:30 am

      You should talk. You can’t even get your facts straight and it’s in the article you’re commenting on. Smdh, log off stoopid!

    • King of Orting December 11, 2020, 8:26 am

      If you use your powers of observation (roll with a minus two penalty for being a low information individual and minus four for being a racist), you may notice that there is indeed a noticeable difference in the picture you refer to, as not only is it a picture showing two separate gentlemen posing with firearms, but indeed there are two separate valid concealed carry permits, also with unique names on them with matching photos. Just because they’re both black doesn’t mean they’re the same person.

  • Arthur Sido December 9, 2020, 7:13 am

    Having a concealed carry permit is not a license to brandish a firearm, and especially at cops. This sounds suspiciously like one of those events that are portrayed one way by his family, and especially by the lawyer looking for a payday, when the reality is quite different.

    • Rouge1 December 11, 2020, 5:31 am

      You a government goon?

      • Rouge1 Punk December 11, 2020, 8:13 am

        And you are just a punk goon.

    • Guy December 11, 2020, 7:25 am

      Let’s face it, half of law enforcement views any one with a gun as a threat/ enemy. Who do you think will be enforcing a confiscation? Just because you support the thin blue line does not mean they all support a well armed citizenry…..

      • Swampeast December 11, 2020, 8:43 am

        That is a bunch of horse shit. Every LEO I have met likes CCW holders. We all passed a background check and that makes 99 percent of us good guys. There is always one asshole in every crowd and they do not represent the other 99 percent.

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