Accused GR hopsital parking ramp shooter pleads no contest

A mug shot of Horace Demarlo Collins.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – The man accused of shooting a security officer at a Spectrum Health parking ramp in downtown Grand Rapids pleaded no contest to all charges.

Horace Demario Collins pleaded no contest to assault with intent to murder, three weapons charges, including carrying a concealed weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and felony firearm. He also pleaded no contest to a charge of habitual offender that was knocked to a second instead of a fourth.

On the evening of June 23, police say Collins shot a security officer in a Spectrum Health employee parking ramp near Lafayette Avenue and Michigan Street.

The prosecutor estimates the minimum sentence will fall between 10 1/2 years and 23 years in prison.

Collins will be sentenced at 2 p.m. on November 24.

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