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St. Pete Police officers honored after taking down shooter in May

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Four officers were honored at a ceremony for their role in taking down a teenager suspected in a shooting earlier in the year. The Tampa Bay Times reports on Wednesday, St. Petersburg police officers Matthew Enhoffer and Michael Cordiviola were awarded the Medal of Valor while Todd Hancock and Brian Lynch were awarded with the Chief’s Exceptional Service Award. In May, the four officers went to the home of 18-year-old Austin Goodner who had been suspected of shooting a man. Goodner…

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Austin Goodner had ‘long history’ with police before shooting St. Pete cop

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More details have emerged in the officer-involved shooting Sunday evening that claimed the life of one 18-year-old boy and left an officer seriously injured with a gunshot wound to the leg. Austin Goodner, a former student at Northeast High School, fled to his home at 5236 Robin Lane just blocks from his former high school. Further investigation of the events show that Goodner was hiding in the yard, perhaps waiting for officers. According to police, when officers first arrived at the…

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18-year old Austin Goodner’s Facebook page show boy who loved to fish, not cop shooter

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Police have identified 18-year old Austin Goodner as the suspect in an officer-involved shooting in which at least one police officer was shot in the leg and Goodner was shot dead. Preliminary information from the St. Petersburg Police Department indicate Goodner was allegedly discharging a firearm when police were called to the scene. Goodner reportedly fled the scene. Officers then received a tip about the young man’s home address. When officer’s arrived, Goodner reportedly fired shots. A 40-year old, ten-year…

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