Tyler Goodson of ‘S-Town’ Podcast Is Shot Dead in Police Standoff

Tyler Goodson, who was featured in the “S-Town” podcast series, died on Sunday after he was shot during a standoff with the police, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said on Monday.

The police in Woodstock, Ala., southwest of Birmingham, responded to a call after midnight on Sunday at a home in Bibb County, where they found that Mr. Goodson had barricaded himself inside, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said. A standoff followed between Mr. Goodson and law enforcement officials from several agencies, during which Mr. Goodson “brandished a gun at officers,” the agency said.

Mr. Goodson, 32, was shot, and was later pronounced dead, according to the agency.

It was unclear who had shot Mr. Goodson. Additional details about the standoff and the shooting were not disclosed.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said that the shooting was under investigation, and that its findings would be turned over to the local authorities.

Mr. Goodson was featured on “S-Town,” a winding podcast series released in 2017 that followed a man named John B. McLemore, who hated his hometown of Woodstock, Ala., and reached out to Brian Reed, a podcast host, for help investigating the son of a rich family who claimed to have gotten away with murder. The series was created by the producers of “This American Life” and Serial Productions, which The New York Times Company acquired in 2020.


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