Lake Charles, LA –
On July 21 at approximately 2:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home on Toomey Road in Vinton in reference to an altercation during a party.
When deputies arrived they spoke with witnesses at the home who stated Jason R. Goodwin, Jr., 20, 802 ½ Loree Street, Vinton, pulled out a handgun during the party and began pointing it at people. Witnesses stated a physical altercation ensued between Goodwin and another person at which time the weapon was discharged, striking a 13 year old girl. Goodwin then fired the weapon again and struck a man. Witnesses stated people began fleeing the home at which time Goodwin chased someone outside and continued to fire the weapon several times and then fled the scene on foot.
Deputies located Goodwin in a nearby RV park and after a brief foot pursuit he was arrested. Deputies also located the gun in a ditch nearby the home where the shootings took place.
Goodwin was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of attempted 2nd degree murder; and illegal use of a weapon during a crime of violence. Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $550,000.
The victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to local hospitals.
CPSO Detective Casey Lafargue is the lead investigator on this case.