‘They Took Him From Me’: Wife Finds Marine Veteran Husband Fatally Shot After He Asks Drivers To Stop Speeding

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Source: UNSPLASH; Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

Aug. 1 2022, Published 3:24 p.m. ET

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Three people in Indiana were taken into custody in connection with the recent murder of a Marine veteran who told two drivers to stop speeding, authorities said.

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On the afternoon of July 22, 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, police said officers in Muncie arrested the drivers, who had left the state after the shooting but had since returned.

Alexander Geesy, 18, faces charges of murder, and obstruction of justice. He was being held without bond in the Delaware County jail

Brandi Zirkle, 33, and Ryan Geesy, 22, were each charged with obstruction of justice and assisting after the fact.

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Zirkle was also charged with three counts of neglect of a dependent.

Ryan Geesey’s bond was set at $10,000 bond, while Zirkle was being held on $25,000 bond.

Police said more charges may be pending in the case.

“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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