A Charleston man accused of shooting two men in the face at a West Side convenience store has a 15-year history of violence.
He also apparently suffers from some form of mental illness, according to federal court documents.
A U.S. Marshal task force arrested Antonio Quentez Collins, 33, of Charleston, Saturday. He remains in police custody in Ohio but will be extradited to West Virginia to face two counts of attempted murder.
Collins, also known as "Shake," fled to Columbus after allegedly shooting Josh Lawson, 23, and Patrick Moore Jr., 22, at the Washington Street West 7-Eleven early Saturday. Neither man knew Collins.
Collins shot Lawson and then chased Moore, who tried to intervene when Lawson was shot, to the back of the store and shot him, Lt. Steve Cooper said Sunday.
"He then picked up a bottle of water and strolled out of the store as if nothing had happened," Cooper said Sunday.
Lawson remained in fair condition Monday evening at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Moore was under evaluation at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital.
Collins has been convicted of other felonies and has served time in prison. Cooper said Collins is a suspect in other "major incidents" but would not elaborate because the investigations are ongoing.
When asked at a Sunday afternoon press conference if Collins had "any other murders under his belt," Cooper responded with, "No convictions."
Collins was convicted of malicious wounding in 2000 after he shot his friend, Dexter Johnson, in the head and shoulder. He shot Johnson because he believed his friend snitched on a convicted drug dealer, according to newspaper archives.
Johnson suffered permanent brain damage in the November 1998 shooting. Collins was sentenced to seven years in prison but was back on the streets in 2006.