State Police ID Tribal Officer Who Shot Man In Casino Garage

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police have identified the tribal police officer who shot a man on the fourth floor of a parking garage at the Foxwoods Resort Casino.

State police identified the officer as Mashantucket Tribal police Sgt. Kevin Leach. Leach is a three-year veteran of the department.

The shooting happened Tuesday morning in the Fox Tower parking garage at the resort.

State police say 23-year-old Michael Goodale, of Groton, was wanted by police for violating his probation. Tribal police attempted to arrest Goodale in the parking garage, where police say Goodale pointed a firearm at officers.

State police say at least one officer discharged at least one round. Goodale fell to the pavement below. It wasn’t clear whether he died from the shooting or the fall. No other injuries were reported.


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