FLORIDA – A Florida man has been convicted on a firearm charge that resulted in a death, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida has announced.
Collice Reid, 23, has been convicted for aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during a robbery that resulted in the death of a Lauderhill, Fla., resident, the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) said.
According to trial evidence, in October 2015, Reid partnered with criminal associates that reportedly committed armed home invasions, armed robberies, assaults, attempted murders, and murders. On November 4, 2015, Reid and his criminal associates robbed Donald “Eddie” Johnston in Lauderhill, with Reid serving as lookout and getaway driver.
During the robbery, one of Reid’s criminal associates shot and killed Johnston, whose parents reportedly worked for Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) and Fort Lauderdale Police Department, respectively.
One of Reid’s criminal associates, Derrick Slade, was previously found guilty of his involvement with this criminal group and was sentenced to life imprisonment plus 30 years.
Reid is scheduled to be sentenced on April 7, 2023, at 2 p.m. in Miami before the Honorable Paul Huck.
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Markenzy Lapointe and acting Special Agent in Charge Maged Behnam, FBI, Miami Field Office, made the announcement.
FBI investigated this case with assistance from BSO, Hollywood Police Department, Lauderhill Police Department, Hallandale Beach Police Department, Davie Police Department, and Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul F. Schwartz and Jeffrey N. Kaplan prosecuted it.
Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov under case number 20-CR-60107.