CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Charleston man charged with shooting two men inside a West Side convenience store and later fleeing to Ohio appeared before a Kanawha County magistrate Tuesday.
Charleston detectives went to Columbus Tuesday morning to pick up Antonio "Shake" Collins, 32, from jail. Collins was charged with two counts of attempted murder after the violent April 20 shooting incident at the 7-Eleven on Washington Street West.
He fled to Columbus immediately after but was in the city for only a few hours before members of the U.S. Marshal's Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team caught up with him, said Lt. Steve Cooper, chief of detectives.
"We are very relieved to have Mr. Collins in custody and to be bringing him back to face charges for what he did," Cooper said. "What happened at 7-Eleven was very out of the ordinary and shocking to the conscience -- shocking to the conscience of the community.
"We consider him to be a very dangerous person."
Detectives have surveillance video from the night of the incident. The video shows the incident in graphic detail, Cooper said.
The victims, Josh Lawson and Patrick Moore Jr., were inside the store about 3:15 a.m. Cooper said Collins entered the store and accidentally bumped Lawson, who then made a comment about it. Collins then pulled a handgun from his pants and put it to Lawson's face.
Moore tried to intervene by stepping between the two, but Collins shot Lawson in the face at "point blank" range, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court.
Moore fled down the candy aisle of the store, but Collins chased him down and shot him in the face as well, detectives said.
"He then picked up a bottle of water and strolled out of the store as if nothing had happened," Cooper said in previous interviews.