Jury convicts Williams-Gillard of aiding and abetting second-degree murder

On Thursday, December 7, 2023, a jury found Brandon Capone Williams-Gillard, 25, guilty of charges related to the August drive-by shooting in Duluth. Williams-Gillard was convicted for aiding and abetting second-degree murder, aiding and abetting second degree assault with a dangerous weapon, and drive by shooting.

According to the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office, 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.

“Our thoughts go out to the family of Paris Allen, whose life was cut short due to this senseless act of gun violence,” St. Louis County Attorney Kim Maki said. “We thank the jury for their service and commitment to holding violent offenders accountable in our community.”

More information on the incident can be found at this link.

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.

Sentencing for Williams-Gillard will be scheduled at a later date.

The case of Sanussi Bangoura, the co-defendent on this case, remains pending.