Guilty as Charged: Second Degree Murder with a Firearm

Gonzalo Herrera was found guilty as charged of Second Degree Murder with a Firearm. The jury returned the guilty verdict this afternoon, following a three-day trial in Collier

On March 13, 2020, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address in Immokalee in reference to a shooting. A man was found at the scene, laying on the ground next to his car, with multiple gunshot wounds. Investigators found a pair of zip-ties, made into handcuffs, on the ground next to the victim. Witnesses saw a black truck leaving the scene after the shots were fired.

The investigation led to the truck being identified as being owned by the defendant. Further interviews determined the defendant was mad at the victim and decided to confront him. He then shot the victim during the confrontation.

Deputy Chief Assistant State Attorney James Stewart and Assistant State Attorney Connor Boe prosecuted the case. Sentencing is scheduled for April 10, 2023.


Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office