Teen shot and killedEarly Saturday morning brought an altercation, “a pop,” and left one young man dead on Dickinson’s south side.
By: Lisa Call, The Dickinson Press
Early Saturday morning brought an altercation, “a pop,” and left one young man dead on Dickinson’s south side.
Dickinson Police Department Lt. Dave Wallace confirmed 19-year-old Dickinson resident Kyle Goodbird was fatally shot at 977 Meadows Drive, but cannot confirm where in the body he was shot.
The department responded to a call at 5:20 a.m. and Goodbird was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center where he was pronounced dead, according to a press release.
Police have taken 20-year-old Dickinson resident Mike Reisenauer into custody. Reisenauer is held at Southwest Multi County Correction Center on Class A felony murder charges. Bail will be set on Monday.
Reisenauer’s motives for allegedly shooting Goodbird are being investigated, Wallace said.
“They are still bringing in witnesses as we speak and new things are coming up,” he said. “At this time I do not anticipate any more arrests involving the shooting.”
One neighbor recalls the events quite vividly.
Gary Rierson lives down the hall from where the altercation took place. Awake at about 5 a.m., Rierson said there were four people in the victim’s apartment.
“They were coming and going all night,” Rierson said. “It was constantly.”
Rierson said he saw a neighbor in the parking lot arguing with someone in a van. The argument escalated and the young man, whom he believes was Goodbird, began to punch the van.
Rierson believes the altercation began outside of the apartment, then moved inside.
A short time later, Rierson said he heard loud voices and arguing inside the building.
“I heard a pop and I didn’t know what it was,” Rierson said.
Within minutes, the Dickinson Police Department and the Dickinson Ambulance Service had arrived, Rierson said.
A severely damaged vehicle, with a shattered rear-windshield, sat in the parking lot Saturday afternoon. Rierson said he believes it belongs to Goodbird and the vehicle was involved in the altercation.
Stark County State’s Attorney Tom Henning did not return a phone call for comment, nor did Police Chief Chuck Rummel Saturday afternoon.