Whiteville man arrested in Lumberton officer’s shooting death

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Submitted: Wed, 07/18/2012 - 1:15pm
Updated: Wed, 07/18/2012 - 3:35pm

LUMBERTON, NC (AP) — A Columbus County man has been arrested and charged with killing a Lumberton police officer.

Twenty-seven-year-old Marques Ramon Brown of Whiteville was charged with murder Tuesday night.

He is accused of shooting Master Police Officer Jeremiah Montgomery Goodson Jr. at a gas station just off Interstate 95 late Tuesday morning.

The 33-year-old officer was off-duty when he saw a man wanted on other charges. Authorities say he waited for another officer before approaching the suspect’s car. As the officers walked up, authorities say the suspect began shooting, and Goodson was struck several times. He died a short time later at the hospital.

Goodson had been with the police department since 2006.

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21 Comments on "Whiteville man arrested in Lumberton officer’s shooting death"

Rob Co
2015 years 8 months ago

You must have voted for Obama with a dumb comment like that. Typical left winger dont know nothing just talking to hear yourself talk. Your mother have any children that lived? WE ARE COPS 24/7!!!!!!

2015 years 8 months ago

The murderer can say, “Kiss my butt goodbye”. Could he possibly have thought that life or the death penalty are better options than what he would have faced by surrendering.

2015 years 8 months ago

I find it sad to see here and still be hearing where its being said he souldnt have been doing anything off duty. The first problem is the news report. There were two people who actually saw what happened and the others running outside to be on tv said whatever they thought they heard the real witness say. He never tried to go up to that boy. As soon as he stepped out of the car he was gunned down. That boy was leaned all the way back in the seat waiting on the two girls in the store to buy their beer and blunt wraps. He sat up and shot him with his hand hung out the window and the drivers infant daughter in the back seat. Words were never exchanged. He didnt know he was in that car at the second. Its been two months. Ill tell it if i want, seems they want to let the press and the tv hungry low lives have everyone think thats what happened. That boy needs to die. He has ruined so many peoples lives including mine. The officer did nothing wrong.NOTHING!

2015 years 8 months ago

Really,thats the best you could come of with.Are you talking to hear yourself……Sound like a little kid.

2015 years 8 months ago

According to the article posted on this yesterday Ofcr. Goodson was off-duty at the time he was shot; He had waited for an on-duty officer to arrive then attempted to assist in the arrest of Brown. As sad as this situation is, Ofcr. Goodson should not have been further attempting to assist in the arrest after the on-duty officer arrived. Goodson brought this on himself by going into a potentially volatile situation without the proper equipment, i.e. a bullet-proof vest, etc. If policy permits Goodson police authority while off-duty there is a need to revise officer protocols when it comes to off-duty work as they are putting the safety of themselves and the public at risk.