Double Shooting in Gadsden County

By: Leonard Horton
By: Leonard Horton

John Chaney is the stepfather of the girl two men were allegedly fighting over late Monday night. That's when 35-year-old Cedric Goodson shot another man in front of a home in Greensboro around 10 p.m.

"I figured something was going to happen because of how things were going the way they were going. When you have a lot of guys coming over like that, things will happen like that, you know," says Chaney.

Following the shooting, Goodson fled to his home in Chattahoochee. There, there was a standoff began between sheriff's deputies and himself.

Claudette Pender was one of dozens up around 2 a.m. to witness Goodson threatening to shoot deputies and take is own life.

"There were a lot of people out here. I don't think there was a dry eye out here, because everybody was trying to get him to give up," says Pender.

"He was very adamant about shooting himself and other deputies on scene. He got out of the car and walked towards the residents and we took one shot to disable him," says Gadsden County sheriff Morris Young.

Goodson was taken to Tallahassee Memorial and will be sent to the Gadsden County Jail upon release. The victim, whose name is not being released, was released from the hospital about 3 o'clock Tuesday morning.

The sheriff's deputy who shot Goodson in the back has been placed on paid leave pending the conclusion of the investigation being conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Sheriff Young says this is the first time under his watch that brutal force was used on a county resident.


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