Florida woman shot in domestic dispute

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — A domestic argument led to a woman being shot early Saturday morning in Ormond Beach.

Authorities said the suspect in the case, Jeffrey Goodrich, 57, of Ormond Beach, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery.

Goodrich was released after posting $25,000 bond.

An arrest report stated Jodi A. Butler, 47, went to Goodrich's home on Greenwood Avenue about 1 a.m. Saturday because of an ongoing dispute with her ex-boyfriend, James Harrington.

Harrington is Goodrich's stepson.

Goodrich called 911, and claimed the woman was an intruder and was drunk.

While Harrington and Butler argued outside of the home, authorities said Goodrich continued the 911 call then went outside with his .357 Ruger handgun and yelled at Butler to leave his property.

The report quoted Goodrich saying that Butler went after him and put her chest up to his gun.

Officials said the 911 dispatcher told Goodrich to put the gun to his side, but he stated he didn't dare to do that. They said the dispatcher heard more yelling and a gunshot.

Goodrich said he did not intend to shoot Butler, but she pushed his forearm, and the handgun fired. Goodrich told the dispatcher that Butler had been shot in the chest and complied with the dispatcher's instructions to put down the gun and come out for police when they arrived.

Ormond Beach officers found the gun on Goodrich's stove. Officers found one spent round and four more live rounds in the Ruger.

Goodrich was arrested and booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail Saturday.

Detectives talked briefly with Butler at the hospital, and she said she went to Goodrich's home because Harrington stays there. But because of her sedation and treatment, officers were not able to interview her about the incident.


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