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South Adams Street Homicide Victim Described as "Great Guy"

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Posted at 10:10 PM, May 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-28 01:44:02-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- The body found during an early morning fire at a local sneaker store on South Adams Street has been identified. That body being identified as Aaron Goodwin, the owner of "Exclusive Heat." His death is now being ruled a homicide after a preliminary autopsy.

What used to be a popular sneaker store is now boarded up and closed for business after an early morning fire leads to the discovery of a body. The cause of death for that body now being ruled a homicide. The victim 24 year old Aaron Goodwin is described by family and friends as hard working caring and an overall good guy.

One of Goodwin's customer said he would visit the shop everyday and loved doing business with Aaron. Robert Rushing described his first reaction as shock. "I'm shocked. This guy was the nicest guy in Tallahassee. He's I can't imagine anyone wanting to do this to him yet alone his store. It's been his dream to open this store for a while," said Rushing.

Leon County deputies discovered the fire early Wednesday morning and an ongoing homicide investigation has neighboring businesess feeling the effect.

"It's tough because of course we work for ourselves. We don't get a pay check so once they close us down and say we can't work we don't make any money. So that's hindering us there," said John Solomon, the owner of Headz First Barbershop.

The result from Thursday's autopsy report have not been released yet.