A friend of one of the victims was outside the store at the time of the shooting. She said she saw Collins walking away from the store and as he did so, he looked at her and smiled.
Collins told reporters outside the Charleston Police Department Tuesday that he wanted to apologize to the victims' families and his own.
Both victims are recovering, Cooper said.
Kanawha Magistrate Joe Shelton arraigned Collins on the attempted murder charges and set a $100,000 cash-only bond. A preliminary hearing will be 1:30 p.m. May 7.
Kanawha Prosecutor Mark Plants and assistant prosecutor Dan Holstein attended the arraignment.
"The public is definitely safer today," Plants said after the arraignment. "Charleston Police Department did an incredible job, not only with the investigation, but locating him, getting him back to West Virginia and getting him off the streets."
Collins has a violent criminal history. He was convicted in 2000 of malicious wounding after shooting his friend, Dexter Johnson, in the head, thinking Johnson had snitched on a convicted drug dealer. Johnson survived the November 1998 ordeal but suffered permanent brain damage.
Collins was arrested in November 2008 when a South Charleston police officer found him in possession of a firearm during a traffic stop. He had a Cobray model M-12 .380-caliber handgun tucked in his waistband.
He was charged, and later pleaded guilty, in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Collins was sentenced to four years in prison and three years of supervised release.
According to a court document seeking to modify the terms of his supervision, Collins was being housed in a halfway house in Columbus when he began showing "signs of his previously diagnosed mental illness."
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.
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