Update – Deputy Involved Shooting


November 17,

The Levy
County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division Deputies responded to 7450 NW 110
Street in Chiefland to a domestic disturbance on November 16 at 8:40 pm. Three
deputies responded to the scene and were confronted by an armed male subject.  After attempting to subdue the suspect with
less lethal weapons, two deputies were forced to discharge their firearms at
the suspect.  Michael Wesley Goodale
(7-21-83) was transported to Shands at UF as a trauma alert but did not survive
his injuries.  At this time there is no
further danger to anyone in the neighborhood related to this incident. 

Two deputies
were injured during the encounter.  They
were treated and released from a local hospital.  Pursuant to LCSO policy, the deputies involved in the incident have
been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement investigation and the State Attorney’s Office

McCallum said he is saddened by these events and extends his condolences to the
family affected by this incident.  He
expressed his appreciation for the other agencies that assisted LCSO during the
incident and commended the courage and professionalism exhibited by all of the involved

Further media
inquiries should be directed to the FDLE Public Information Officer Gretl
Plessinger in the Tallahassee Regional Office.