Man Kills Friend Due to Drug-Induced Paranoia: Police

Suspect shoots man multiple times, with two guns

By Kendra Lyn and Frank Heinz
|  Monday, Nov 18, 2013  |  Updated 12:22 PM CDT
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Dallas police say Torrey Goodson is charged with murder and that he called 911 and confessed to Sunday night's deadly overnight shooting at the Oak Park Apartments.

Kendra Lyn, NBC 5 News

Dallas police say Torrey Goodson is charged with murder and that he called 911 and confessed to Sunday night's deadly overnight shooting at the Oak Park Apartments.

Dallas police have arrested and charged a man with murder Monday following a fatal shooting at an apartment complex.

The shooting took place just before 10:15 p.m. Sunday at the Oak Park Apartments on the 5300 block of South Hampton Road.

Police said Monday that drug-induced paranoia led 35-year-old Torrey Daman Goodson to fatally shoot his longtime friend, 33-year-old Christopher McDuffy, multiple times using two pistols.

After the shooting, Goodson called 911 and confessed to killing McDuffy while telling police he thought McDuffy was out to get him because someone had put a hit on him.  He told the operator where he was, what had happened and that he had two guns in his hands.

When officers arrived at the residence, resident Alen Rynes said he heard a commotion outside and that officers were ordering someone outside of an apartment.  Rynes said police told that person they had better not be armed.

Goodson surrendered and was taken into custody without incident, after which he was taken to Dallas police headquarters where police said he again confessed to the shooting.

In an affidavit of arrest, a witness account said there was a pistol inside the apartment but that it was on the couch when McDuffy was killed.  Police said Monday that Goodson's paranoia was drug-induced and that the fatal shooting was not in self-defense.

According to Dallas County records, Goodson has a criminal history that includes arrests for possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest and driving while intoxicated.

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