CROWN HEIGHTS - The man arrested in yesterday's shooting of an NYPD officer is now facing a number of charges.
Rashun Robinson, 28, allegedly opened fire on officers James Li and Randy Chow Wednesday night in a White Castle parking lot on Utica Avenue and Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights. The officers had been chasing Robinson and another suspect for allegedly getting onto a bus through the rear door without paying the fare. Li was shot in the leg and the two suspects took off.
Two off-duty EMTs, Khadijah Hall and Shaun Alexander, were nearby and administered first aid to Li and pointed responding officers in the direction Robinson fled. He was arrested nearby.
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Robinson now faces a number of charges, including attempted murder, assault on a police officer and criminal use of a firearm. Li remains hospitalized in stable condition at Kings County Hospital.