'96 city shooting ruled cause of man's death in July

November 13, 2008|By Justin Fenton | Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com

A 33-year-old man shot in Baltimore 12 years ago, who was paralyzed from the waist down, died of complications related to his injuries, police said.

Valando Goodman was shot April 14, 1996, after getting into an argument in the 2200 block of Jefferson St. in East Baltimore. His attackers were never found.

He died July 29 this year, and the medical examiner's office determined the next month that the death was a result of the shooting. The death counts against this year's homicide tally.

Goodman was on probation at the time of the shooting, and being paralyzed did not curb his criminal tendencies, according to records.

Six months after being shot, he was charged and later convicted of drug possession. Eight months after that, he was charged with drug conspiracy and convicted on a handgun charge. Later years brought a number of assault and harassment charges, many of which were dropped, as well as four domestic violence charges and a peace order.

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