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Marine Veteran Fatally Shot After He Asks Drivers To Stop Speeding on His Street, Cops Say

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Source: UNSPLASH; Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

Feb. 12 2024, Published 2:03 p.m. ET

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The murder trial of a suspect accused of killing a Marine veteran who told two drivers to stop speeding in Indiana is now set to begin in spring, authorities said.

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On the afternoon of July 22, 2022, the pair of drivers sped past the rural Daleville home Stephanie Coomer shared with her 38-year-old husband, Randall Coomer, and at least one driver swore at her after she yelled at them to slow down, police said, the Star Press reported.

The two suspects stopped down the road from the couple's residence, and after Randall Coomer drove up to them in his vehicle, he got out and told them not to speed, according to police.

During the exchange, the vet was fatally shot in the back. His wife phone 911 after she found her husband’s body in the ditch.

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According to WTHR, a camera in the area allegedly captured images of the suspects’ vehicles.

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One week after the deadly incident, on July 29, 2022, police said officers in Muncie arrested the drivers, who had left the state after the shooting.

Alexander Thomas Eugene Geesy, now 20, was charged with murder, and obstruction of justice. His trial, which was set to begin last October, has now been postponed until this spring, the Star Press reported.

Brandi Zirkle, 34, and Ryan Joseph Geesy, 23, were each charged with obstruction of justice and assisting after the fact.

Ryan Geesy recently pleaded guilty to the felony charges. According to the Star Press, in exchange for the plea, he was expected to receive a three-year suspended sentence and be required to perform community service.

The outlet reported Zirkle also recently pleaded guilty to the same charges. In exchange, three counts of neglect of a dependent she had against her were to be dismissed and she would serve two years on electronic home detention as well as community service.

“I just want people to know he was an amazing human. Kind and funny,” the victim’s wife said in a statement to WTHR. “He served his country proudly in Iraq and loved his Marine Brotherhood. He was my entire world and they took him from me.”


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