Jurors convicted a Little Canada man Friday of all 20 felony charges filed against him in a fatal drive-by shooting in St. Paul.
De’Aries C. Collins, 22, was convicted in Ramsey County District Court of fatally shooting Emmett L. Wilson-Shaw on Oct. 15, 2015.
Collins’ convictions included multiple counts of aiding and abetting second-degree murder, aiding and abetting crime committed for the benefit of a gang, attempted second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree assault, among other counts.
According to the criminal complaint filed against Collins: Wilson-Shaw, 24, was a “high-ranking” East Side Boyz gang member. He was walking across the Earl Street Bridge with four friends when several shots were fired from a vehicle passing by at 7:11 p.m.
Police arrested the driver of the vehicle, who identified Collins as the shooter.