The man who killed himself after police say he shot a woman near
Stettler, Alta., was a licensed funeral director in Red Deer, CBC has
learned.Dustin Goddu, 31, was a licensed funeral director who worked in Red Deer. (Parkland Funeral Home)Dustin Goddu, 31, was a "super employee," said Gord Mathers, owner of Parkland Funeral Home.
Goddu worked at the home for seven years and was one of the most
compassionate and caring people he has ever worked with, said Mathers.
Mathers told CBC News he did not detect any signs that Goddu was troubled.
A minister, who's now retired but who worked with Goddu, said she is
in total shock and that she would never have seen this coming.
Goddu was perfect for his job with grieving families because he was
so gentle and compassionate, said Leanne Hall who met with Goddu's
family Tuesday morning.
His family is devastated, she said. Goddu was not married, but was a father, she said.
Hall said Goddu had no history of mental illness.
Victim ordered into vehicleThe
victim, identified by her mother as Krista Dryden, was walking on the
road when she was approached by a man in a vehicle who told her to get
in or he would shoot her, said Irene Dryden.Krista Dryden was shot in the shoulder on a road near Stettler by a man in a vehicle. (Facebook)Krista refused and was shot, she said.
Her daughter is still in hospital in stable condition after being shot in the shoulder, Dryden told CBC News.
Krista did not know the man who shot her, said Dryden, who declined to say anything more about the shooting.
The incident happened about 9 a.m. Monday.
Police located Goddu who, police say, fled the scene after the shooting.
The RCMP’s Emergency Response Team surrounded a rural area near
Castor, east of Stettler, for eight hours before discovering Goddu had
Stettler is 79 kilometres east of Red Deer.
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