Man Dies In Police Custody After Leaving Widespread Panic Concert

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Update 7/20 2:35 p.m.: Details have emerged clarifying that Goode left the Widespread Panic concert just after it started on Saturday night. Police now say witnesses indicated Goode may have taken LSD and that it was two hours after arriving at the hospital that he suddenly stopped breathing and died. The article below has been updated to reflect the new information.

A man who had briefly attended Widespread Panic’s show on Saturday evening died after being taken into police custody shortly after leaving the concert. Authorities identified the man as Troy Goode, 30, who after leaving the concert held at Snowden Grove Amphitheater in Southaven, Mississippi reportedly began acting erratically. Police were called and hours later, while in police custody, Goode stopped breathing and died.


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According to several reports, Goode his wife Kelli Goode left the Panic concert shortly after it started, and while his wife was driving the couple home, Troy got out of the car and started running around a nearby shopping complex where police were called to the scene. Goode’s family attorney Tim Edwards claims witnesses stated the police aggressively arrested Goode, and “hogtied and put [Troy’s] face down on the stretcher” while Goode yelled that he could not breathe. Goode was taken to a nearby hospital and hours later suddenly stopped breathing and could not be revived. 


An autopsy is planned to take place in Jackson, Mississippi in the coming days. Edwards is asking anyone with information, photos or videos of the incident to come forward with whatever they may have. 

Troy Goode is survived by his wife and their infant child. A fund has been established for those wishing to donate to the family. 

Watch a local news report on Goode’s death:

WMC Action News 5 -Memphis, Tennessee

Raw video allegedly of the incident which contains strong language can be seen here.