Woodstock, Alabama – Tyler Goodson, a featured personality on the popular S-Town podcast series, tragically died following a police standoff, according to authorities.
On Sunday, after midnight, officers responded to a residence in Woodstock, Alabama, where 32-year-old Goodson was believed to be barricaded inside. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reported that Goodson brandished a gun at the officers, leading to a fatal shooting.
Goodson had posted a distressing message on Facebook just before the incident, writing, “Police bout to shoot me down in my own yard.” The cause of the standoff and Goodson’s mental state leading up to it are still under investigation.
Woodstock Mayor Jeff Dodson expressed his deep sadness over the incident, describing it as “the worst day in office I’ve ever had.” Knowing Goodson’s family for over three decades made the situation even more difficult for him.
Dodson emphasized that Goodson was more than just a podcast character; he was a son, father, and brother. The mayor called for compassion and respect for Goodson’s grieving loved ones.
Tyler Goodson leaves behind five children, according to WBRC. The tragic end to his life serves as a stark reminder of the reality and impact of depression.
The circumstances surrounding the deadly police standoff involving Goodson are still being investigated. The local authorities have not released further details about the incident at this time.