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Joshua T. Goodman

Age 17

Sumter, South Carolina

‘He would’ve been a great father’

He loved to make people smile, and he worked at his local Chuck E. Cheese’s. He was a very active member of St. Mark United Methodist Church. “He would’ve been a great father to his baby girl,” an online comment read.

He played football and baseball and ran track at the high school he attended. He was a defensive end/linebacker on the varsity football team. “He had a bright future,” his football coach said.

Joshua T. Goodman, 17, was a junior at Crestwood High School in Sumter, South Carolina. On April 15, 2018, he died at a local hospital from gunshot wounds.

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