Podcast Personality Tyler Goodson Killed During Police Standoff

Tyler Goodson, who was featured on the 'S-Town' podcast series, died after a police standoff, according to authorities

<p>AP Photo/Jay Reeves</p> Tyler Goodson stands at the grave of his late friend John B. McLemore on May 3, 2017

AP Photo/Jay Reeves

Tyler Goodson stands at the grave of his late friend John B. McLemore on May 3, 2017

Tyler Goodson, who was featured on the popular S-Town podcast series, died after a police standoff, according to authorities.

The New York Times reported that officers arrived at a home in Woodstock, Alabama, after midnight on Sunday and allegedly found Goodson, 32, barricaded inside.

“A multitude of law enforcement officers from various agencies responded to the scene to assist. During the course of the incident, Goodson brandished a gun at officers. Goodson was shot and later pronounced deceased," the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said in a statement to WIAT.

According to, Goodson wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday, "Police bout to shoot me down in my own yard."

PEOPLE reached out to the Alabama Law Enforcement agency and did not immediately hear back.

<p>AP Photo/Jay Reeves</p> Photo of Tyler Goodson

AP Photo/Jay Reeves

Photo of Tyler Goodson

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While speaking about the incident to WVTM-TV, Woodstock Mayor Jeff Dodson called it "the worst day in office I've ever had." Dodson told the outlet that he's known Goodson's family for over 30 years, which made the situation even more difficult for him.

"This is a devastating situation. We're still — all of us — still in shock about it. Tyler was a talented young man. I mean he had many talents, but depression is real. He wasn't just a character in a podcast. He was a son, father, [and] brother. It's going to be hard for the family," he said.

The mayor also asked the public to be "compassionate and respectful" towards Goodson's loved ones. Woodson leaves behind five children, according to WBRC.

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The S-Town podcast was an early success upon its 2017 release. In its first week, episode downloads reached 16 million, per The New York Times. The podcast also received a 2017 Peabody Award.

A description of the podcast found on its website describes it as a show "about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it."

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