Andrew Goodenough is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a man at an upstate New York grocery store on June 11. He was arrested inside a Shoprite supermarket less than an hour after the incident and is being held without bail at Orange County Jail.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. He Approached the Victim in the Produce Department & Stabbed Him in the Neck
Andrew Goodenough, 35, was arrested inside a ShopRite supermarket after a shopper was suddenly stabbed to death in the produce section of the store. According to police, Goodenough approached the man from behind in the crowded market and stabbed him once in the neck with a box-cutter style knife.
The victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead four hours later.
2.He Walked Away & Blended in With Customers After the Killing
After the brutal slaying, Goodnenough calmly walked away into another part of the store, according to New Windsor police Sgt. Stephen Sager. The store was put on lockdown with approximately 250 customers inside, and Goodenough was found after 45 minutes trying to blend in with other shoppers, reported NBC New York.
Police said surveillance video played a vital role in identifying the suspect.
3. There Is No Known Connection to the Victim
Police have characterized the stabbing as a random attack and said they are not aware of any previous disagreements between Goodenough and the victim. It is not known if he has obtained an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
4. He Is Described as ‘Unstable’
Dolly Caroline Rios posted to Facebook, “The creepiest part about this whole thing. Is I know this guy…total nut case .. Would always talk to himself .. Creeped me out.” Ira Justin said he used to “smoke mad bud” with Goodenough.
Neighbors described the suspect as “troubled,” reported CBS New York. “I stopped hanging out with him because he does flip, he does like a 180,” one of the neighbors told the station.
New Windsor police Lt. Michael Faricellia said Goodenough was known to police, but he had never been arrested or charged with anything in the past. However, there have been instances where police asked him to leave areas for acting suspiciously.
5. The Grocery Store Closed for the Remainder of the Day
Shoprite issued the following statement:
We can confirm that an unfortunate incident took place this morning at our store. The store will remain closed for the rest of the day while police conduct a thorough investigation. While we can’t discuss the ongoing investigation, we are working with the police and reaching out to all of our associates. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved.