Guilty Verdict in Road Rage Case

Yusuf-Ali Gooding was found guilty of Manslaughter with a Firearm, Battery, Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle within 1,000 ft. of a Person, Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence and Theft. The jury returned the guilty verdict following a five-day trial in Lee County.

This case involved a deadly road rage incident that happened in Lehigh Acres. On June 28, 2021, Gooding shot two men, who had been riding on ATVs near Sunrise Boulevard and Genoa Avenue
South. The defendant fired a total of 21 rounds at both men. 

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene where one victim had already died. The surviving victim was able to describe the car involved in the incident. The defendant was later
identified and arrested.

Assistant State Attorney John Dommerich and Assistant State Attorney Steven Vitale prosecuted the case. Sentencing has been scheduled for November 15, 2022.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office