Investigation Continues Over Shooting Death, Involving Franklin Co. Deputy


Casey Goodson Jr. (Photo Credit: Walton + Brown LLP

Casey Goodson Jr. (Photo Credit: Walton + Brown LLP

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Columbus Police Department continues to investigate the incident from Friday, where a man was shot and killed by a Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy, who was working on a separate operation with the US Marshal's Task Force at the time.

CPD released an update on Sunday regarding the incident. It says while working with the US Marshal's, the deputy reported witnessing a man drive by, waving a gun. There are reports of a verbal exchange, and the deputy fired at 23-year-old Casey Goodson Jr., killing him.

Goodson was not the man sought by the US Marshal's service, and a gun was recovered from Goodson.

The Columbus Police Critical incident Response Team is the primary investigators, since CPD officers were not involved.

The deputy has been identified as Jason Meade, a 17-year veteran of the force. He is currently not on duty, and awaiting an interview by the CPD Critical Incident Response Team.

No other officers witnessed the shooting, and there is no body cam footage, since Franklin County Sheriff's task force officers are not issued body cameras.

Goodson's family has retained the law firms of Walton + Brown LLP and Friedman & Gilbert. A statement released on Sunday says Goodson was shot dead while entering his own home, he has no criminal record, and his 72-year-old grandmother and two toddlers witnessed his death.

The statement adds that Casey was licensed to carry a concealed weapon, and Ohio does not prohibit the open carry of firearms.