Police Identify Man Shot, Killed By Police in Germantown

Police: Antoine Duane Goodrum was armed with an AR-15 rifle and refused orders to put the weapon down.

FILE | Montgomery County police
FILE | Montgomery County police

Antoine Duane Goodrum—the man shot and killed by police in Germantown Monday night—was armed with an AR-15 riffle and was carrying extra ammunition when he refused orders to put his weapon down, Montgomery County police said Tuesday.

Police said seven police officers fired their weapons during the incident. Under standard procedure, they have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. 

The chain of events began at around 9:15 p.m. Monday, when Goodrum, 27, called police and said that he had just shot and killed his grandmother and his roommate at a residence in the 19000 block of Red Robin Terrace.

Police said arriving officers heard gunfire in the neighborhood.

Detectives found a vehicle riddled with bullet holes and determined that numerous shots had been fired from inside the residence. Police later found the grandmother and roommate unharmed.

But Goodrum was not at the residence when police arrived.

Police said he was found on foot at around 9:45 p.m. at Great Seneca Highway and Grotto Lane. He was reportedly was wearing a tactical utility vest. 

Police said they negotiated with him for about 12 minutes, but Grotto refused orders to put down his weapon, spurring police to shoot.

p e i November 20, 2013 at 06:51 AM
glad hes in the lock up..goodrum -later the writer calls him grotto-goodrum has shown that he cant be trusted to run free..but maybe with alittle therapy he could run a daycare..or become an aid to gov.omalley ..right lefty?
David Williams November 20, 2013 at 05:29 PM
This is my cousin who got killed, I was unaware of his condition and situation in the community. Did he have a history of causing trouble there? I'm baffled.
Tiffany Arnold (Editor) November 20, 2013 at 05:32 PM
David, very sorry for your loss. I wish I had more information to share, here.


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