EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMan Pleads Guilty In Connection With Shooting At West Side Convenience Store
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Reported by: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 28, 2013 10:52 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 29, 2013 9:02 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A man pleaded guilty Monday in connection with brutal shootings that occurred at a West Side convenience store.
Antonio Collins pleaded guilty Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court to attempted murder, malicious wounding and being a repeat offender. He faces up to 13 to 50 years in prison when he is sentenced.
Police said Collins shot Josh Lawson in the neck and then shot Lawson's friend after bumping into the two men inside the 7-Eleven on Charleston's West Side. The incident happened in April.
Collins bumped into Lawson, Lawson said something to him and that is when police said Collins pulled out a gun, shooting Lawson and his friend - two men he didn't know.
Collins was arrested in Columbus.
The victims sustained severe injuries in the shooting. Lawson's vocal chords were destroyed and his jaw was shattered. The bullet also fractured bones in his neck, broke ribs, pierced his lung and left him with severe nerve damage on his left side.
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