Georgia Cops Open Fire on Kids Running Home to get Father after Traffic Stop

Carlos Miller

The 16-year-old teen who was driving told his younger siblings to get their dad after cops pulled them over.

Georgia cops opened fire on several children who were running home to get their father after the cops pulled them over Saturday, according to family members.

Fortunately, none of the children, ages 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16 were shot but police did pistol-whip the 15-year-old, leaving him with a bloody gash near his eye, according to his sister.

Waycross police confirmed they fired their guns but have not specified why they fired their guns which is an indicator they did not have a valid reason. They have also not said why pulled the car over in the first place.

The father of four of the kids, Dominique Goodman Sr., said they were returning home from Walmart when a Waycross cop began following them for several blocks. When they pulled into their neighborhood, the cops turned on their emergency lights.

The 16-year-old who was driving told his younger siblings in the backseat to get their father. The two younger siblings along with their 14-year-old friend stepped out of the car and began running which is when the shooting started.

The two older teens remained in the front seat but they were pulled out by cops who pistol-whipped the younger teen and may have even tasered him, according to their sister. Savanna Boyd also said their car was left with two bullet holes.

Goodman posted a video on Facebook repeatedly decrying the cops for shooting at his kids. At no time during the 10-minute video did police deny the allegations.

Waycross Police Chief Tommy Cox told the Waycross Journal-Herald that nobody was injured but the video shows blood on the 15-year-old boy's face while he is sitting in the back seat of a cop car.

Boyd said she had to call an ambulance for him because the cops refused.

It is not clear at this time if the Waycross cops had dash cams in their cars but they have been wearing body cameras since 2015 so hopefully they did not "malfunction."

According to News 4 Jax:

According to the three youngest children, who spoke with News4Jax, the officer didn’t turn his lights on to pull them over until they had pulled into their own neighborhood near Waters and Greenwood streets.

The 12-year-old said the older teens were scared and told the three youngest kids to jump out of the car and run home to get their father, but when they got out, the officer started shooting, the girl said.

The 9-year-old said at least seven shots were fired and one bullet whizzed by his head.

“It went past my face,” Sincere Goodman said. “I could have gotten shot in my face, but they shot the swing.”

Dominique Goodman Sr. said he heard the gunfire, which sounded close, and stepped outside to find the children running toward the house screaming for help.

“We go in the back, we open the door, we see my 9-year-old, my 12-year-old and a 14-year-old running from the police behind them with gunshots coming behind them,” Goodman said. “We go down the street and we see our 15-year-old and our 16-year-old on the ground.”

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is at the scene investigating and said it will release more information later today.

Watch Goodman's shortened video above or the full video here.

UPDATE: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released a statement with the police version of what took place.

Preliminary information indicates that on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at approximately 8:00 a.m, an officer with the Waycross Police Department observed a traffic violation at the intersection of Howe and Brunell Street. The officer attempted to obtain the license plate information. As the vehicle approached the area of Walters and Greenwood Street, three minors (ages 9, 12, and 14) exited the vehicle and ran off while the vehicle stopped. A second officer responded to assist while the first officer followed the three minors in his vehicle. As the second officer began to approach the vehicle from the front, the vehicle drove towards him. The officer fired multiple times at the vehicle. Two male minors (ages 15 and 16) exited the vehicle while it was still in drive. The vehicle came to a stop further up the road. There was an altercation between the second officer and the 15-year-old male that had exited the vehicle. The minor was eventually secured in handcuffs. He was treated by EMS for minor injuries from the altercation.

We probably should have expected police to claim the teens were trying to run them over because that is always their excuse when they shoot at cars, somehow always finding themselves directly in the car's path.

Comments (48)
Palpow
Palpow

Obviously somebody shooting in the car I believe my next reactions to exit the vehicle

Defundcops
Defundcops

These Cops could’ve murdered these Kids and Think God that they missed because, you can bet that they were trying to Hit them! They’re Babies something gotta be done! As long as these kind of shootings continue, they can burn down every city! Defund the Police the people can do better without them, at least a whole lot of my people will feel safer! Defund the Police before they murder us all

RabbleRouser
RabbleRouser

Their every claim for their every psychotic actions is "officer safety". It's time to start worrying about our safety and eliminating the threat every time it sticks it's head up. Start feeling unsafe every time you see one of them and put the sociopath down.
Then go after their handlers in the "city hall" and the town's kangaroo court/revenue extortion mill.

Allison L Shaw
Allison L Shaw

The police are proving themselves a bunch of lawless, racist, corrupt thugs who piss on the very laws they are supposed to uphold. Better to defund them and go to community-oriented law enforcement with the people who live in the community providing their own policing.
As for these thugs, shooting at children? You gutless, immoral cowards! Come Judgment Day you are going to be answering to a Judge who is not corrupt and who knows the whole truth - including what is in your mind and heart. Have fun in hell, which is where you belong.

56Cams
56Cams

We need to have the laws changed, where cameras are automatically activated. Any attempt to tamper/pause/shutoff results in fired and brought into custody, discharged of all duties with no pay. The technology exists! Let's hit the city councils who we voted in to cut the budgets of any PD unwilling to upgrade. No cameras, no high powered military weapons.

Zxvvv
Zxvvv

i hope if you do they shoot you in the fucking back, since apparently in your mind that is rucking Justice

Lemondropp
Lemondropp

If dirty ass cops shooting in my car I'm gonna Jump out too, IJS. Who sits there waiting to get shot? And they're kids!!

Loowho
Loowho

I think the best way to solve these issues is to release body cam and dash board cameras to the public immediately in these incidents. According to the other side, the kids jumped out to go get dad. One police officer followed them. Then the other police officer went to the vehicle where the boys supposedly hit the gas and the cop open fired. There’s always two sides to every story. And trust me no one in the general public EVER wants kids shot or shot at. But we have to look at the story at every angle.

Tara4377
Tara4377

I’m confused. ‘IF’ this was a legit stop and the cop ran the tag, why didn’t the cop know the vehicle belonged to a house in the neighborhood. He could’ve easily followed them home. This really disturbs my soul.

Lisab44
Lisab44

these hateful animals i am telling you now is the time to defund these barbarics get them out our neighborhoods police ourselves they dont protect or serve they come to murder us and they always walk free with paid vacation nothing but hateful evil devils.. may god protect our people and our communities against these evil animals!

Tatoo49
Tatoo49

How many more innocent people must be maimed or murdered by cops before we truly recognize them for what they are. Murderers, Criminals, Thieves, Liars, and just POS assholes. We do not need cops. They do not fulfill any useful necessity. We have been fooled into thinking our guards are our friends. Never have been. Never will be. Cops have ALWAYS been thugs. It has been their main job. Beat and control the rabble, protect the rich and famous. Job #1. Ignore the Law, create a false sense of Order.

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Luckylady$
Luckylady$

The cops need to be retrained but without any law and order it would be like the Wild Wild West.

Tatoo49
Tatoo49

Law and Order are semi-polite catch words for the Republicans. Generally, it means create Laws that hold down the masses and keep Order for the Rich by any means necessary. We can either have Kaw which is for everybody, or we can have Order where the majority are treated as criminals. Order means, bash heads, shoot the rabble, lock peaceful protestors up and murder a few regularly to show you mean business. It is the Wild West out there. All those White Folks walking around with weapons strapped onto them. Lynchings, mass arrests, outright murder by cops. That isn't America in the 21st century. Yes, it is.

trusttruth
trusttruth

Wow, so next time cops pull me over, i'll just run off. Thats totally not suspicious, and then the kids drove at the cops as well.

Law and Order. Cops did right thing here.

Paulina-
Paulina-

I think the cops should jump out of their cars and start running while the family chases them firing at them.

supervisionrequired
supervisionrequired

it looks like these kids got the stack & pack charges. usually done to cover the blue lies mafia's crimes! as to where the gun came from....... it most likely magically appeared when the cops did a search!
so far this story looks very bad for the blue lies mafia!
when it is found that the blue lies mafia lied on there reports.......they need to be charged with 5 count attempted murder for each bullet fired, falsifying a police report, 5 count felony assault, 5 count felony assault of a minor, reckless endangerment, misuse of a firearm, felony police misconduct, and racial profiling.

Ladychin
Ladychin

These are kids jesus christ they are babies. I am sick and tired of people like these. This is why they run because of fear. What threat can 9yrs old baby be to grown ass men with guns. Their backs are to u sweet jesus i cant i just cant. There is no repercussion for their actions thats why they keep doing it. If theu are fired florida offer to hire them 🤦🏽‍♀️. I just cant see myself bring kids in this world. I worry everyday about my baby brothers 😔. Would die for my family. And i be damn anyone take them before there time I am sorry better just lock me up. Cause i would already be living a life sentence

Milesph
Milesph

You can't just go gung-ho and start shooting at people that are running with live ammunition that's not how it works

Milesph
Milesph

Those police need to be fired and not only them but the whole precinct needs to be retrained


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