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St. Petersburg Police Officer-Involved Shooting [AUDIO]

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St. Petersburg Police Officer-Involved Shooting

Updated: October 29, 2015

On Wednesday, October 28th, the St. Petersburg Police Department held an awards ceremony at 2 PM. During the ceremony, Chief Anthony Holloway honored four officers for their actions in response to an armed suspect back in May 2015. It occurred on Robin Lane and left the suspect dead and one officer wounded.

Medal of Valor and Purple Heart to Officer Michael Cordiviola . Officer Cordiviola suffered a gunshot wound to his leg.

Medal of Valor to Officer Matthew Enhoffer for his actions

Chief’s Exceptional Service Award to Officer Todd Hancock for his actions

Chief’s Exceptional Service Award to Officer Brian Lynch for his actions

Posted: May 17, 2015 – 10:30 PM

Absolute terror as officers from St. Petersburg Police Department are ambushed by 18 year-old Austin Lee Goodner.

Goodner was a suspect in a shooting that occurred about 6 PM at 1886 Coffee Pot Blvd NE. The victim at that location had a verbal altercation with Goodner who produced a handgun and shot him in the hand according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Through investigative means, officers identified Goodner as a possible suspect and officers responded to his last known address at 5236 Robin Lane North. That address is about 3 miles from the previous shooting.

At about 6:46 p.m., while searching around the exterior of the house, Goodner suddenly appeared armed with a handgun and fired at one officer, wounding him the leg.

Additional officers on the scene confronted Goodner who fired his weapon again. Officers returned fire and Goodner was wounded in the upper body and later died at the hospital.

The wounded officer is 40 years of age and has been a sworn officer for over 10 years. His wound is not life threatening.

The investigation continues.


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