Soldier arrested for attempted first-degree murder after road rage incident

Ryan Gooden

A US Army Reservist has confessed to being responsible for opening fire on a woman and her two young children during a road rage incident.

Ryan Gooden was taken into custody over the weekend and confessed to shooting at the family on August 20th.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office has charged Gooden with three counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property, and obstruction of justice.

The woman involved in the incident said she was pursued by two black men in a sedan who then followed her.

The driver [believed to be Gooden], who was wearing a military uniform, opened fire before fleeing the scene.

Surveillance cameras revealed that the vehicle, tagged “AR19388 (a specialty plate for members of the Army Reserve),” belonged to Gooden.

According to WAFB, Gooden confessed to having a tense exchange with the woman before opening fire with a Glock handgun, chambered in .40 S&W.

The US Army Reserve was not available for comment.

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