NEWS RELEASE 22-006 - FEBRUARY 10, 2021
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office charged a Sarasota man with 2nd Degree Attempted Murder following a Wednesday evening shooting.
Just after 6:30 p.m., deputies were called to the 2200 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Way in Sarasota for the report of a shooting in progress. When deputies arrived, they located the 32-year-old victim suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital and is currently in stable condition. Deputies gained a description of the suspect and through witness statements and surveillance video, identified 27-year-old De Shawn Collins, as the shooter. On Thursday morning, detectives executed an arrest warrant on Collins at a home along Cornelius Circle in Sarasota. As detectives took Collins into custody, they located the weapon that was likely used during Wednesday’s shooting. Based on early investigation, detectives do not believe the victim and Collins are known to one another.
Collins, of 2115 Ernie Shank Court, is charged with a single count of Attempted Murder and remains in custody today without bond. He has prior arrests for charges including Resisting Arrest, Probation Violation, and miscellaneous drug offenses.