“S-Town’s” Tyler Goodson Pronounced Dead – 3 Days After Police First Said He Was
The deadly police shooting of a West Alabama man made famous by a viral podcast is only getting stranger as state police said Thursday that he has only just been pronounced dead.
As the Thread reported Monday, Tyler Goodson of Woodstock, Alabama was shot during a standoff with local police on Sunday night. A 32-year-old father of five, Goodson reportedly barricaded himself inside his home and brandished a gun at police during the standoff.
Goodson played a prominent supporting role in the podcast 2017 S-Town, a delightful 8-episode show that was part mystery, part tragedy, part touching slice-of-life and produced by Serial and This American Life.
Details released since then have been inconsistent - Senior Trooper Justin O’Neal, a spokesperson for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, said in a Monday morning press release that Goodson "was shot and was later pronounced deceased."
Now, in a new release from ALEA spokesperson Corporal Reginal King, state police say Goodson was not pronounced dead until today - Thursday morning.
"Goodson was pronounced deceased at approximately 5:35 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7," King said. "Additional information concerning Goodson’s medical condition and time of death will need to be directed to the Bibb County Coroner’s Office."
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