Casey Goodson Jr. Shooting – Jason Meade, Deputy Sheriff
Jason Meade, a 23 year-old police officer, was the one who shot Casey Goodson. Goodson was carrying a sandwich at the time he was shot and killed. Goodson was a concealed carry permit holder in Ohio, and was legally armed at the time of his death. There is no evidence that Goodson was committing any other crimes before he was shot. His court records show he had only committed minor traffic violations. Deputy Meade was part of a fugitive task force and was looking for violent offenders.
Meade was a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy. He is now a full time member of the U.S. Marshals Service, the federal government’s chief fugitive investigation agency and the enforcement arm of the federal courts. The officer is a man of faith and held a pastor position in Rosedale Free Will Baptist Church. He claimed that he was doing his job as police officer in compliance with the law. But was he wrong?
Before he shot Goodson, the deputy saw Goodson wave a gun. Goodson was shot in the back of the head as he walked across the yard. His keys were still attached at the door. The family of the deceased hopes that a conviction will be forthcoming. The investigation is still ongoing. Goodson’s death is only the latest of a series of shootings involving young Black men in Columbus, Ohio.
Meade, a 17-year veteran of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, is accused of shooting 23-year-old Casey Goodson Jr. six times outside his home. His lawyers claim that Meade shot Goodson when he pointed a gun at the victim. Goodson’s family, however, has never denied Goodson ever had a gun, and they point out that he held a license to carry a firearm. Investigators have not provided any other details of the incident.
Although the case has not yet reached a final verdict, Meade has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of reckless homicide. The charges against Meade follow nearly a year after the shooting. The charges against Meade were filed almost one year after Goodson’s December 4, 2020 death. The shooting is under investigation by both the federal government and local law enforcement. As a result, the charges against Meade will be tried in state court.
The U.S. The U.S. Marshals Service was the first to serve the United States and is currently investigating Goodson’s death. The agency is the main agency for fugitive investigations and is the main law enforcement agency in Columbus. Goodson Jr. was reportedly waving a handgun and trying to evade capture. Goodson’s parents were reportedly worried that he would be shot, so the U.S. Marshals Service was called.
The state crime lab, BCI, was contacted to conduct the investigation. According to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, the BCI should always be called in any police shooting. The Columbus Division of Police attempted to turn over the case to the bureau at first, but it was denied because it was three days later. This decision has sparked outrage among residents of the Columbus community. The effects of the shooting will likely continue for a long period.