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Details released in officer-involved deadly shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - More details have been released in an officer-involved shooting that ended in the death of a 64-year-old man in Jacksonville.

April Kiser with the Jacksonville Police Dept. said officers responded to a home on the 1700 block of Madden Road just before 9 a.m. Friday concerning a domestic disturbance.

A press release from the police dept. said that officers received a call to the home and confirmed that a "No Contact Order" had been put in place for the man who ended up dying, later identified as Michael Goodman. When the two officers entered the home, they said Goodman refused to comply with their demands and then he pulled a knife and started moving toward the officers.

At that time, one officer fired his weapon, hitting Goodman in the upper torso. Goodman died about 11:30 a.m.

"As far as what has been going on, I think we already know pretty much what happened," said one neighbor, who preferred to not be identified. "I don't know what happened but I know the police had been up there many times. The last time there was an ambulance parked at the church and the police went up with their guns drawn."

Reports show that police had been called to previous incidents between the couple.

The first of the incidents police were called to occurred on June 1, when the victim said Goodman had threatened to kill her and then grabbed her hair and threw her on concrete floor. Police confirmed injuries to the woman that night; when they arrived she was hiding in bushes at a nearby church.

Goodman was arrested for the incident and on June 3 a "No Contact Order" was issued between the two. On June 24, the woman contacted police saying that Goodman had called her on the phone.

The names of the officers involved in the shooting have not been released, but they have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.\

Jacksonville Police say this is their first officer-involved shooting since 2008.


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