Who is Fredrick Goss? Inmate disarms correctional officer, gets shot by another deputy

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Fredrick Goss, 55, was left uncuffed and transported to a jury trial at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Mt. Vernon on Oct. 26 when he grabbed a correctional officer’s gun while bending over, according to a shocking surveillance video posted by the Illinois State Police. An Illinois inmate in a wheelchair disarmed a correctional officer in court before another officer shot him, intense video shows.

The footage shows Goss, who was awaiting trial on charges including armed robbery, throwing himself out of his wheelchair to slide the correctional officer’s gun, sparking a fight, state police said. A deputy sheriff assigned to courthouse security noticed the incident on a surveillance camera and rushed to the officer’s aid. The clip shows Goss struggling to his feet and appears to be pointing the gun at the officer who responded that he opened fire and wounded the man awaiting trial, state police said.

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Later, Goss was taken to a hospital near St. Louis to receive treatment for his injuries. An update on his condition was not immediately clear. The officer who fought him was not injured, while the correctional officer had minor injuries and was treated at a hospital, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Goss was charged in June with armed robbery and aggravated firing of a firearm in Mt. Vernon, KFVS reported. He was being held in a hospital under police surveillance prior to his scheduled court appearance, the station reported.

Mt. Vernon police responded to a gas station robbery on June 2 and saw Goss, who matched a description of the suspect in the robbery. Goss was injured during an exchange of fire between him and an officer during a short chase, KFVS reported. The officer involved was not injured. Goss has a status hearing on his case scheduled for November 30. Meanwhile, the Oct. 26 attack continues to be investigated by state police and the Jefferson County State Attorney’s Office.

After taking the firearm, another officer enters the room. He then retreats for cover behind a door when Goss turns around and points the gun in his direction, video shows. The second officer, who according to state police was watching the incident from a security camera, then quickly resurfaced and fired a round at Goss and struck him.

“Goss was transferred to an area hospital and eventually transferred to a St. Louis area hospital for treatment of his injuries,” state police said. The incident is now being investigated by the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation and the Jefferson County State Attorney’s Office.

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