Who is Tyler Goodson Woodstock Al? – S-Town Character Shot Dead

 Tyler Goodson Woodstock Al, a character in the insanely popular podcast S-Town, has been shot to death by police.

Police in Woodstock Al shot and killed Tyler Goodson over the weekend.

Reports reveal there was a confrontation with police at Goodson’s residence which ended bloodily after he brandished a gun at police, leading to him being shot.

With reports of his sad death coming out, the world wants to know all there is to know about the late character from S-Town.

In this article we breakdown all there is to know about Tyler Goodson Woodstock Al and his death in a police showdown.

Who is Tyler Goodson Woodstock Al?

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Tyler Goodson is an American, a central character in the hit podcast S-Town who was sadly shot to death by police in Woodstock, Al in December 2023.

Tyler Goodson rose to prominence after starring in S-Town, an investigative journalism podcast hosted by Brian Reed which investigated a murder in Woodstock, Alabama.

Goodson was very close to the man whose request got the whole investigation started: John B. McLemore and hence starred in the podcast.

According to Brian Reed’s podcast, Tyler had four children at the time that John McLemore died. 

When John died, Tyler had a fourth baby on the way, according to the podcast. 

His girlfriend knew that John sometimes threatened suicide and had advised Tyler not to go over there every time John threatened to kill himself, or Tyler would go crazy from the stress of it all. 

Tyler appears to be a devoted dad, posting frequently about his children on social media. 

He often writes about how much he loves them and misses them when he’s away.

Tyler Goodson worked for John McLemore and the two developed a father-son relationship in Woodstock Al.

Their relationship wasn’t always smooth though as they had some challenges.

Tyler was charged with misdemeanors and felonies connected with taking items — including a bus and a trailer — off John’s property after he died, the podcast revealed. 

But Tyler said he already had the rights to that property and he thought John’s cousins, Rita and Charlie, were working to keep him away from it. 

Rita and Charlie, meanwhile, thought that Tyler was trying to cheat them. 

Tyler Goodson has faced at least one felony charge based on theft from John’s property. 

Prior to that, he had been charged with misdemeanor trespassing after going onto John’s property with a metal detector.

Tyler denied that he stole anything. He claimed to have a text from John saying he had permission to take whatever he wanted from the property but Rita said that she thought the text was fake, although she didn’t have any proof.

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Rita revealed on the podcast that Tyler had taken John’s pickup truck and signed John’s name onto the truck’s title in July, after he died, and sold it. 

She tracked down the guy who bought the truck, who said he paid Tyler $3,300 for it. Tyler told him he had bought the truck from his stepdad John. 

“You’d think I was some kind of drug addict … or some kind of criminal… I do nothing but work and take care of my kids,” Tyler told Brian on S-Town. 

He said he did take the trailer and buses, but he had a bill of sale for them and asked the Woodstock police for permission to go on the property and possess them. 

When Brian asked Tyler about the alleged forgery, he said he “didn’t know” if anything had been forged, but if there had been a forgery : “[it was] not on my part.”

Tyler Goodson Woodstock Al was a big part of S-Town’s success but appeared to be troubled.

Several months after the podcast aired, Goodson pleaded guilty to third-degree charges of burglary, theft of property, and criminal trespassing for taking various items from the property of John B. McLemore.

Goodson claimed in the show that McLemore had promised him his land if he passed, but the man did not leave behind a will, making Goodson’s actions illegal.

He was subsequently handed a suspended 10-year sentence with five years of probation.

In December 2023, police revealed Tyler Goodson had died in a standoff at his property in Woodstock Al.

Tyler Goodson Facebook

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Over the weekend, a stunning post appeared on the Tyler Goodson Facebook page.

He had written: “Police bout to shoot me down in my own yard.” The post has now been restricted.

Not long after that, Tyler Goodson Woodstock Alabama did indeed die.

According to reports, Tyler Goodson Woodstock Al was shot and killed by police over the weekend.

Police arrived at Goodson’s home in response to a 911 call and several additional law enforcement groups were requested for backup.

Officers spent three hours attempting to communicate with Goodson, who barricaded himself in his residence, but Sgt. Jeremy Burkett from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency explained, “During the course of the incident, Goodson brandished a gun at officers. Goodson was shot and later pronounced dead.”

In a now-restricted Facebook post sent at 1:39 a.m. on Sunday, Goodson wrote, “Police bout to shoot me down in my own yard.”

ALEA released a statement Monday morning saying it had launched an investigation at the request of the Woodstock Police Department.

Woodstock, Alabama Mayor Jeff Dodson released this statement Monday morning: “Yesterday, I woke up to the news of a tragedy. I received requests from the media to comment and release this young man’s name within hours of his passing.

“I don’t believe that I had the right to do that until 24 hours had passed in order to allow his family to be notified.

“Now that this time has passed I am devastated to let you know that Tyler Goodson was the young man involved. Woodstock Police were dispatched to a 911 call, they requested backup upon arrival, and were assisted by multiple agencies. The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation is now in charge.

“I know that everyone wants answers and details, myself included. Tyler was well known and loved by myself, his family and this community. That love extends far beyond due to the S-Town podcast.

“Please remember at this time that he is so much more than a character to the fans who loved him. This young man was a father, son, brother and friend to many.”

S-Town podcast

S-Town is a podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it, according to its synopsis.

He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder.

But then someone else ends up dead, and the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.

Brian, a longtime This American Life producer, started reporting this story more than three years before it aired, when he got an email from John with the subject line “John B McLemore lives in Shittown Alabama.

According to Wikipedia, all seven chapters were released on March 28, 2017. 

The podcast was downloaded a record-breaking 10 million times in four days and had been downloaded over 40 million times by May 2017.

In 2012, horologist John B. McLemore sent an email to the staff of the show This American Life asking them to investigate an alleged murder in his hometown of Woodstock, Alabama, a place he claimed to despise. 

After a year of exchanging emails and several months of conversation with McLemore, producer Brian Reed traveled to Woodstock to investigate.

He investigated the crime and eventually found that no such murder took place, though he struck up a friendship with McLemore, a “depressed but colorful” character. 

He recorded conversations with McLemore and other people in Woodstock, which are played on the podcast.

McLemore killed himself by drinking potassium cyanide on June 22, 2015, while the podcast was still in production.

In the narrative of the podcast, this occurs at the end of the second episode, and subsequent episodes deal with the fallout from McLemore’s death while exploring more of McLemore’s life and character. 

Though the podcast was promoted under the name S-Town, Reed reveals in the first episode that this is a euphemism for “Sh#t-Town”, McLemore’s derogatory term for Woodstock.

Reed generally refers to the podcast by the non-euphemized name in the episodes themselves.

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