Mt. SAC Football Player Murdered, Roommate charged

Suspect charged with murder of former Mt. SAC Linebacker Jamal “Tank” Goodman

The man suspected of allegedly shooting Jamal “Tank” Goodman was arrested on June 24 in Saint George, Utah and ABC4 News has reported that the suspect been charged with first degree murder. He remains in custody and is scheduled to make an initial appearance in 5th District Court Friday at 1:30 p.m.

The suspect is 32-year-old Tommy Bradshaw who, according to a report from The Spectrum, was Goodman’s roommate at an apartment complex called The Legacy Ridge Apartments. The report also stated that Bradshaw told police he shot his roommate after Goodman had loudly knocked on his bedroom door after returning home.

According to an ABC 4 Utah report, Bradshaw told police that after Goodman knocked on his door he retrieved his gun and fired at Goodman who was in a closet.

St. George police officer Tiffany Atkins appeared in an interview with ABC 4 Utah. During the broadcast, Atkins said Goodman was alive but unresponsive when first responders arrived on the scene.

According to Atkins, Goodman died an hour later at Dixie Regional Medical Center due to his injuries.

Jamal Goodman was known as Tank by many that knew him, and it has been said that he was, “liked by everybody.” Many heartfelt tributes have been posted about Goodman on social media. Goodman played football in high school, where he was a First Team All League linebacker at Centennial High School in Corona. He also played at the collegiate level, spending some time playing for Riverside Community College before joining the Mt. SAC football family, and then playing as a linebacker for Dixie State.

A candlelight vigil was held in Goodman’s honor at his alma mater, Centennial High School in Corona on June 25.

A public viewing will be held between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Community Memorial Chapel in San Bernardino on July 6 to celebrate Goodman’s life.

A homegoing celebration service to honor Goodman’s life and memory will also be held on July 7 at the Crossroads Christian Church in Corona. The viewing is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the service is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

This is an ongoing story.