Jason Meade Wiki – Jason Meade Biography
Jason Meade is the sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed Casey Goodson Jr., a 23-year-old who was fatally shot on Friday in Ohio, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Department via the Columbus Division of Police.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Meade is a 17 year veteran of the force who was working with the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force.
“The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office identifies the deputy-involved as Deputy Jason Meade, a 17-year veteran of the agency,” read a press release from the Columbus Division of Police.
Deputy Meade has been suspended from his duties.
“At this time, Deputy Meade is not on duty and is awaiting interview by the Columbus Division of Police Critical Incident and Response Team, which is investigating the incident,” the Sheriff’s Department wrote in a statement to WOSU.org.
Jason Meade Age
Jason Meade’s age is unknown.
Jason Shot Casey Goodson Jr. to Death
Meade was working for the US Marshal’s fugitive task force looking for violent offenders at the time, but Goodson was not the person being sought by the task force, Columbus Police said.
Authorities say Goodson was armed with a gun, which was recovered at the scene. He was legally armed because he had a concealed carry permit, and he had no criminal history, CNN reported.
He didn’t deserve this. Another innocent black man gunned down by the police. He was so young and had so much life left in him. I can’t take it. My brother really did nothing wrong. My heart literally heart right now. I love you Casey Goodson! #justiceforcasey #sayhisname pic.twitter.com/hrxa1p7Yix
— kaylee 🌸 (@__kaybaeee) December 5, 2020
“The US Marshal’s Office says the man was armed with a gun and a weapon was recovered at the scene. The Columbus Division of Police Critical Incident and Response Team is investigating the shooting.”
However, according to CNN, a Goodson family attorney says that Goodson “had put his keys into his door before he was shot and fell into the kitchen, where his 5-year-old brother and his 72-year-old grandmother saw him lying on the ground with a Subway sandwich.”
Goodson’s sister took to Twitter, “He didn’t deserve this. Another innocent black man gunned down by the police. He was so young and had so much life left in him. I can’t take it. My brother really did nothing wrong. My heart literally heart right now. I love you Casey Goodson! #justiceforcasey #sayhisname.”
Columbus Police Chief Tom Quinlan said in a news release, “The Columbus Division of Police is committed to conducting comprehensive investigations and exhausting all resources and methods to establish the facts. The Division will provide all evidence to the prosecutor and will maintain transparency with the community regarding this investigation as appropriate. We ask for the community to rely on the facts, and avoid sharing the kind of misinformation that can run rampant on social media. While difficult, please be patient for those facts to be established.”
COLUMBUS POLICE NEWS RELEASE 12/8/20: pic.twitter.com/hi6tiCfxjX
— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) December 8, 2020
Quinlan also announced the addition of the United States Department of Justice to the investigation of the death of Casey Goodson.