Decades-long sentence for man convicted in Duluth drive-by shooting

On Tuesday, Brandon Capone Williams-Gillard, 25, was sentenced for his role in an August 2023 drive-by shooting in Duluth. Hon. Eric L. Hylde handed down the maximum sentence of 40 years for his conviction of Aiding and Abetting Intentional Second-Degree Murder.

Williams-Gillard received additional sentences, which will run concurrently, of 5 years and 11 months for his conviction of Aiding and Abetting Second Degree Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and 11 years for his conviction for Drive by Shooting.

A jury found Brandon Capone Williams-Gillard guilty back in December of 2023.

According to court documents Williams-Gillard fired shots from a vehicle on the 2500 block of West 2nd Street in Duluth on August 2, 2023, causing the death of Paris Kadin Allen and injuring Caleb Reinolt-Nemec.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant County Attorney Vicky Wanta.

The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office thanks the Duluth Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for their hard work and dedication in the investigation of this matter.

A trial for Sanussi Bangoura, the co-defendant on this case, has yet to be scheduled.