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Man convicted on Firearm Charge that Resulted in Death

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida

MIAMI – 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.

According to trial evidence, in October 2015 Reid partnered with criminal associates that 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 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 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 or on under case number 20-CR-60107.


Public Affairs Unit
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

Updated February 1, 2023

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