Dillon Burroughs
December 6, 2023
11:10 pm

Man from 'S-Town' podcast dead after police standoff

A man made popular in the "S-Town" podcast has died following a police standoff.

Tyler Goodson, 32, was fatally shot by police in Woodstock, Alabama, on Sunday.

The situation

"Officers with the Woodstock Police Department were dispatched to a call for service at a home just after midnight, according to the statement from authorities. It is unclear why police were called to the home in the small town that sits about halfway between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham," CNN reported.

"Once on scene, officers encountered Goodson, who barricaded himself in the residence and a stand-off ensued, the statement said," it added.

Initially survived

"In an interview Wednesday morning, Turner said that Goodson, known to millions for his part in the popular podcast 'S-Town,' still had brain activity following the shooting and was being held at UAB Hospital on life support," CBS 42 reported.

"However, sometime Tuesday night, he was declared legally dead when he lost function in his brain stem," it continued.

A long standoff

"Mayor Jeff Dodson said in an emailed statement Monday morning that Woodstock Police were dispatched on a 911 call to Goodson's home. Multiple law enforcement agencies were called in for back up," ABC 33 reported.

"They spent three hours trying to talk Goodson out of the house according to the mayor. The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation is now in charge of the case," it noted.

The 'S-Town' podcast had grown popular, with over 40 million downloads in 114 countries. The series followed "a man named John" who opposed his small town and decided to so something about it, according to its description.

The success was significant for the man hailing from a town of just 1,500 in Alabama.

The small community now faces the aftermath of his tragic death following the police standoff that has made the town the source of world attention due to his connection with the podcasting world. Funeral information has not yet been released. The case remains under investigation.

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Dillon Burroughs

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