Guilty Verdict in Shooting Case

Fredrick Domaine Johnson was found guilty as charged of Possession of a Firearm by a
Convicted Felon and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. The jury returned the guilty verdict
following a two-day trial in Lee County. The jury also did a special finding of actual possession
of a firearm for the first count which carries a 3 year minimum/mandatory sentence. They also
did a special finding of actual possession and discharge of a firearm for the second count which
carries a minimum/mandatory sentence of 20 years in prison.

This case involved a shooting outside of a grocery store on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Boulevard in Fort Myers in July 2019. Johnson confronted a man as he walked past him in the
store and threatened the victim with a gun. The victim put his hands up and then knelt in front of
the defendant, who then kicked the victim in the face.

Johnson and the victim then left the store. Johnson then shot the man in the leg as he was
walking away. As the victim tried to leave the scene in a car, Johnson also shot the car multiple
times. The Fort Myers Police Department responded to the scene and handled the investigation
leading to the arrest of Johnson.

Assistant State Attorney Marilla Shoemaker prosecuted the case. Sentencing is scheduled for
March 17

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office