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Shooting suspect back in state

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. --  A Charleston man who allegedly shot two men in the face inside a West Side convenience store was extradited from Ohio on Tuesday and is in a Kanawha County jail.

Members of the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team arrested Antonio Quentez Collins, 32, on two counts of attempted murder on April 20. Charleston police brought Collins back for an arraignment hearing in Kanawha County Magistrate Court on Tuesday.

Collins is accused of entering the 7-Eleven at 841 Washington St. West at 3:15 a.m. on April 20 and shooting Joshua Lawson, 23, and Patrick Moore Jr., 23.

Surveillance video of the incident shows Collins, also known as "Shake," bump into Lawson, who then exchanged words with Collins, police said. Collins allegedly pulled a handgun, pointed it at Lawson's head and shot him in the face.

Collins chased Moore, Lawson's friend, to the back of the store and shot him in the face too, police said. He then allegedly put the gun inside his pants and walked calmly out of the store.

He is currently being held in the South Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash-only bail.

After the shooting, Lawson was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. A spokeswoman for West Virginia University's Health Sciences Center said Lawson was in fair condition there on Tuesday evening. Moore was taken to CAMC General Hospital and later released.

 

 


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