Jamal “Tank” Goodman, a senior at Dixie State University and a former member of the university’s football team has been identified by police as the shooting victim that passed away after allegedly being shot in the closet of his bedroom by his roommate at an apartment complex on Tuesday night.
According to StGeorgeUtah.com, the police arrived and found 25-year-old Goodman with an injury to his chest. Goodman was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center where he later passed away from his injuries.
Goodman’s roommate, Tommy Bradshaw Jr., told police he was at home when his roommate returned about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and “hit Tommy’s bedroom door loudly,” according to a police affidavit.
“Tommy had retrieved a handgun from his closet,” the affidavit says. “Tommy had deactivated the safety, operated the slide, and left his room to seek out the victim. Tommy located the victim in a closet and pointed the gun at him before pulling the trigger and seeing the victim fall to the ground.”
Dixie State Athletics released the following statement on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.
“We are saddened to learn of the passing of former Dixie State football student-athlete Jamal ‘Tank’ Goodman. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, teammates, and coaches through this difficult time.”
He was a First Team All-League Middle Linebacker at Centennial High School in Corona California.
Goodman was a senior at Dixie State pursuing a bachelor of science in criminal justice.
A GoFundMe page organized to assist with funeral costs said the following about Goodman in its description.
“Jamal was respectful to his elders and mentored the youth. The part that separated Jamal from everyone else is that he always found the good in people, no matter how wrong they could be.”